Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang underlined simply how necessary he’s to Arsenal because the Gunners sealed their 14th FA Cup triumph on the weekend.
The captain scored twice as Arsenal got here from behind to beat Chelsea at Wembley – the winner seeing Aubameyang produce a pleasant piece of talent earlier than expertly dinking the ball over Willy Caballero within the Blues aim.
It ensured a pleasant ending to a tough season for the membership however Aubameyang has been good all through, having completed the 2019/20 marketing campaign on 22 targets.
Arsenal seem like getting in the proper path underneath Mikel Arteta, nevertheless, the uncertainty surrounding their star striker’s future is a darkish cloud hanging over the membership.
Gabon worldwide Aubameyang is within the remaining yr of his contract so the present switch window will realistically be Arsenal’s final probability to obtain any cash via his sale. He stayed quiet on his future when requested about it after the ultimate.
Arteta nonetheless holds hope that Aubameyang, 31, will signal a brand new deal and outlined his plans to ‘construct the squad round him’ instantly after the win over Chelsea.
The supervisor stated: “He is aware of what I take into consideration him. I wish to construct the squad round him. I feel he needs to remain and it’s nearly getting the deal carried out.
“However I feel these moments will assist him to grasp and imagine that we’re on the proper path and he’s an enormous a part of that. He’s beloved by all people on the membership. Hopefully he can proceed with us.”
It’s an unenviable place for Arsenal to be in however talkSPORT’s Tony Cascarino believes this downside began proper from once they signed Aubameyang in January 2018.
Arsenal paid Borussia Dortmund £60million for the striker, who signed a three-and-a-half yr deal, which Cas’ believes was a mistake.
He instructed talkSPORT: “You must by no means give a £60million participant a three-and-a-half yr deal. That’s too quick a contract. That’s the place it began.
“In the event that they’d bought him on a five-year deal you’d have had him until 33 which I’m positive would’ve been good.”