Arsenal has no choice but this summer to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – even though it’s for a cut-price fee, claimed Jeremie Aliadiere.
Gabon International is planning to commence the last year of its contract in north London and an agreement is yet to be made for negotiations on continuation.
Aubameyang moved to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, since then he has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter have all been linked to the leading scorer from Arsenal.
Arsenal Head coach Mikel Arteta desires to maintain the 30-year-old at ‘all costs,’ but Aliadiere indicates that struggling to reach fresh deals with the triumphant attacker leaves the team with no option but to cash in.
“They have to sell him, 100 percent.” the Frenchman told Goal.
“Arsenal can’t afford losing free players. To be realistic, I can’t believe we have a top player again, our leader, heading into the summer with just one year remaining on his deal.”
Aliadiere added: “There is again, I think, wrong management. It will be solved in two years’ time. You can’t let a player, particularly a player like Aubameyang, end up with one year left on his deal. That’s not ok.”
“And so, how much would we be selling him for with one year left? Arsenal is in the worst position you can imagine again because you have a top-quality player who assures you of 20-25 Premier League goals for a season that is a year of going away on a free.”
“Or, he gets sold to Barcelona or Real Madrid but when? How much would you pay for him now? Nothing relative to what if you had offered him last summer. They may have asked for £ 100 million.”