Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says future remains unclear


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has insisted that 'nothing has been decided' regarding his Arsenal future.

Speculation has been building about the striker's long-term plans with the Gabon international having just one year remaining on his contract in North London.

Reports had suggested that a new deal had been offered to the striker, but according to ESPN, that is not thought to be the case.

This summer represents the last realistic chance for the Gunners to attract a substantial fee for the frontman, however it's no surprise that supporters are still hoping that he will agree to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Aubameyang has remained coy when discussing his future, and insists that he has a big decision to make this summer.

Speaking to French outlet Telefoot, he said: "Recently I have not received an offer, but of course there have been discussions with the club.

"We have had exchanges with the club and they know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys.

"It's up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go.

"It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will certainly be a very difficult decision to make, because I still have not decided.

"It will maybe be the most important decision of my career. To be clear, nothing has been decided."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

While losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for nothing would be a big blow, it's perhaps worth the risk.

The Gabon international is the sort of player who could easily be the difference between finishing in the top four or not, and that's something that shouldn't be underestimated.

If Mikel Arteta can convince Aubameyang to stay for one more season then it could be massive in the Gunners getting back into the Champions League.

Should the striker leave this summer then it's highly unlikely that Arsenal will find a replacement who is as good, or even better than Aubameyang - something which will in turn have a detrimental effect on the team.

Arsenal should be pleading with the striker to stay, otherwise it could be years before they're challenging for major honours again.

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