The Gabon ahead continues to star for his membership, however with lower than a 12 months remaining on his deal doubts stay over his future
Arsenal have been linked to a number of transfers to date within the window, however former Gunners star Ian Wright believes the very best end result this summer season could be a brand new deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang has grow to be a agency favorite at Arsenal since becoming a member of from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
In two and a half seasons with the membership the Gabon worldwide has netted 68 targets in 108 appearances in all competitions, main the Gunners’ scoring charts in each 2018-19 and 19-20.
The striker’s future is way from sure, nevertheless, with lower than 12 months remaining on his present contract and reported curiosity from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid looming over his head.
And whereas stars akin to Philippe Coutinho, Thomas Partey and Dayot Upamecano are among the many names mooted for Arsenal this summer season, Wright is adamant that the membership should first give attention to tying down Aubameyang to an extension.
“When you look at [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s] goals to game ratio for Arsenal… When you look at Arsenal without him, they would be in a poor position,” the ex-Arsenal and England sharpshooter informed the BBC previous to Saturday’s FA Cup remaining between Mikel Arteta’s fees and Chelsea.
“He is the focal point. He’s the kind of player that when he gets that half chance, he is fantastic. He will be the most important signing that Arsenal make.”
One participant who has renewed on the Emirates this summer season is David Luiz, who has attracted criticism in current weeks for a collection of high-profile errors.
And because the Brazilian prepares to line up towards his outdated membership at Wembley one other former Gunners favorite referred to as on his outdated membership to again their participant, whereas suggesting that their defensive struggles go deeper than one man.
“I see why David Luiz gets a lot of criticism. He’s probably too aggressive sometimes and gets tight to players. Is it the lack of leadership around him?” Ashley Cole defined to the BBC.
“Somebody to say, just drop off a bit? He needs an arm around him and he needs to feel the man. He had that at Chelsea and he’s starting to look like he’s getting that at Arsenal.”