Amid uncertainties regarding his near-future, Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is facing a career dilemma. At the twilight of his football career, and having not winning as many trophies as he would like to, the Gabon international should decide whether he will remain at Arsenal or not.
It’s not an easy decision, considering that the player is already in his 31’s, and Arsenal may not be the better place for one to win something important nowadays.
You can look upon the internet all the memes created to make fun of Arsenal. Just like the fact they beat Liverpool, and then Man City, just to lose to Aston Villa last Tuesday. This is indeed the most Arsenal thing, and it’s understandable that Aubameyang is thinking about refusing a new £250k a week.
Yes, you didn’t read it wrong. Auba is considering refusing £250k a week, plus the team’s captaincy at Arsenal for a higher chance of winning a top-flight trophy in his football career.
Reports claim that Barcelona sees the Gabonese striker as their plan B to Internazionale’s Lautaro Martinez, as the latter might be too expensive for the Catalans at this moment.
Aubameyang’s got another 12 months of contract with the Gunners, and the FA Cup should make a huge impact on his final decision. Should Arsenal beat their London rivals, Chelsea, in the blockbuster FA Cup final, on August 1st, it may play an important role on the Gabonese’s final say.
Mikel Arteta has explicitly said that his wish is that the Gabon international remain at Arsenal, and not only that, but the Spaniard boss intends to build Arsenal’s squad around Aubameyang, meaning that he will be the main man at the Gunners.
I think Auba should stay at Arsenal, as he will literally be the main man there, and not only a supporting player to Lionel Messi at Barcelona.