World Cup winner advises La Liga giants against signing Arsenal star man

Frank Leboeuf urges Barcelona not to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal receives a boost in their bid to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Barcelona were discouraged from signing the Gabon striker.

Aubameyang has been attracting the attention of Barcelona after he continued his scoring spree in England.

He has netted 21 times for them this season after scoring 22 league goals to share the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season.

Barcelona is targeting him as a replacement for the injured Luis Suarez and the Catalans reportedly want him if they cannot sign Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez.

However, France World Cup winner, Frank Leboeuf, doesn’t think Barcelona should be signing him.

He admits that Aubameyang is a good striker and even claimed that he has been important to Arsenal, but he doesn’t think the attacker is of the quality that Barcelona should be chasing.

“I am very fond of Pierre-Emerick, and can you imagine I played with his father a long time ago. Pierre-Emerick wasn’t even born,” Leboeuf said on ESPN FC as quoted by the Express.

“I think he is a fantastic and great football player, but when you talk about Barcelona you talk about top, top notch players.

“Pierre-Emerick is a star, he is a fantastic captain sometimes for the Gunners but he’s not what you expect [at Barcelona].

“He’s not [Kylian] Mbappe, he’s not even [Erling Braut] Haaland, even if he’s a surprise and he needs confirmation [of how good he will be].

“But you know the players we talk about every day, week in, week out, who makes something fantastic week in, week out and Pierre-Emerick is not from that level.

“He’s not that far but I think he’s not there. So it would be a surprise for me [if he joined Barcelona].”

Arsenal fans will be hoping that Barcelona would heed the advice of the French legend and move on to their other targets.


  1. Alee says:

    So Haaland and mbappe are now better players than aubameyang? 😀😀

    1. Mobella says:

      I can understand why he mentioned those players in comparison. They are younger, maybe faster, more complete as an attacker and score as much as he does now. If I have the option to pick any of the three for us, I won’t pick Aubamayang for sure even if he is in their age bracket.

      1. Chuxzzy1 says:

        Haaland who just started scoring goals regular this season is bring compared to Auba who has done it over and over again..what an insult

  2. innocent masua says:

    yaaah aubameyang cannot fit may be intermillan so iadvice barcelona to sign player like martinez or diego costa.

    1. Mobella says:

      I have said this several times to my friend who’s a Barca fan. PEA would be a bad buy for them because the doesn’t create much and beat players on one on as I have seen so many Barca strikers/players do. However, he will do fine with RM or PSG.

  3. Chuxzzy1 says:

    Auba best strength is pace but auba under arteta has made me realize he will survive in any kind of system…

  4. WILLO says:

    auba has been so consistent for the longest time and i believe he can fit in any system because he has proved the critics wrong. a player who thrives in EPL and even becomes top scorer IN THE EPL can fit anywhere. he’S one of the best finishers in the world even when chances are few like in arsenal. AUBA one of the BEST anywhere everywhere in any league in the world.

  5. Jo-Gunz says:

    Utter rubbish

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