What is the contract situation of Aubameyang? by Lagos Gooner
Pierre Aubameyang is Arsenal’s highest goal scorer; in fact, he has been so since when he came to Arsenal. He is so good at scoring, that at times I wished Arsenal were ambitious enough to match his desire to win. There are times when he does not play well and there are times he plays brilliantly; after all, he is a human and is not expected to be an enigma, round the clock.
With less than two years left on his contract, Arsenal needs to act fast to either make him sign a new contract or sell him at the end of this season. Pierre is such a brilliant scorer and any team will be lucky to have him play for them; but then being a good scorer is not all that is needed for a club to run smoothly. We also need squad stability and financial stability. Signing Pierre on a new contract now, shows ample ambition from Arsenal. Also selling him now, shows that Arsenal are not going to allow themselves to be put in a tight spot by players and their agents.
Let us face it, Aubameyang is getting to the age where things start declining for him, football-wise and it will only be wise if Arsenal sort his case out fast, before he loses value in the transfer market. He is above 30 years of age but with this form of his at this moment, he is worth 50 million pounds in the transfer market. Won’t it be a good idea if we sold him now, get two defensive players, support Lacazette to be our top number 9 and allow Martinelli and our boys on loan support Laca? Renewing his contract is good but would Arsenal not be repeating the Ozil situation by renewing his contract? Ozil’s productivity level has dropped drastically, and the major reason why he is still at Arsenal is because clubs are scared of splashing out money to sign him. He is expensive and does not really seem like a good buy at this his stage.
Come to think of it, would Arsenal miss Auba if he were to be sold? I will loudly say no! Arsenal has multiple attacking talents and with a good defence and better organized midfield, the players we have can quietly replace Auba.
I am not saying we don’t need the services of Auba any longer; I am only saying the Arsenal management should decide on what they what to do with Auba’s contract situation. Are they giving in to his demands and renew his contract? If they are, let them sort that fast. But if they are not renewing his contract, they they should start looking for buyers, who will buy him from us, now that he is still smoking hot. What do you feel, gooners?
Sylvester (Lagos Gooner)