Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Wants To Quit Arsenal
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly ready to quit after seeing no progression at the club.
The Gabon international joined the Gunners in a then club-record £58 million move in 2018 and has scored 53 goals in 83 appearances.
But while the former Borussia Dortmund striker has produced the goods, the team on the whole is underperforming and Aubameyang has now walked away from contract talks such is his desire to leave.
The Mirror say Aubameyang was in negotiations over a contract extension to his current deal, which expires in 18 months, but he is now ready to quit the club for a new challenge in the summer.
Aubameyang is deeply frustrated with the club going backwards & wants to win trophies. The club are themselves fully aware of the players feelings, & recently made him captain after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband. #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/iFxWjLUIQ1
- Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) December 6, 2019
He's been named as captain following the debacle with Granit Xhaka and yet the former AC Milan striker wants out as he vies to compete for trophies at the top level.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly pulled out of contract extension talks with Arsenal and is looking to leave the club in the summer, when he will have just one year left on his current contract.
Arsenal's captaincy is genuinely cursed. pic.twitter.com/OcRIcJnkfW
- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) December 7, 2019
Managerless Arsenal, who have won just four out of 15 league games this season, cannot fulfil his wishes and with Aubameyang turning 31 next year, he knows he needs to be moving on if he wants to add to the two major honours he has won in his career thus far.
It leaves Arsenal in a difficult position as they may well be forced to let their talisman go in the summer to at least recoup some of the fee they splashed out to land him, or face losing him for nothing a year on.
Arsenal lost their fourth game of the season on Thursday, with the 2-1 defeat to Brighton in Freddie Ljungberg's second game in charge leaving the North London side in 11th place in the league going into the game against West Ham
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