Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he would understand if captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves the Emirates this summer. The 30-year-old is in his peak years but with the Gunners not likely to challenge for titles anytime soon, the forward may look to move on.
Wright feels, though, there are three important factors that will decide whether the Gabonese international stays and signs a new contract with the London club:
“Depending on his ambition, his people around him and what they’re saying to him, how much he loves the club – and I know he loves the club immensely – you have to pray that’s going to be enough for him to stay.
“I’m not gonna sit here and say anything other than I wish him all the best with what he does – but I pray to God he stays at Arsenal.”
Fans will be happy to hear that Aubameyang is loving life at the club but, as Wright mentions, there will be a number of different motivations behind his decision.
The likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with bids for the striker, whose current deal with Arsenal expires at the end of next season.
There is, however, said to be interest from rival Premier League teams as well, with Chelsea and Manchester United having also been mentioned as possible destinations.