Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future remains up in the air.
The Arsenal striker has a contract that expires at the end of next season and rumours continue to swirl about the Gabon international.
Indeed, there are reports claiming that the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, and PSG are all interested in snaffling the 31-year-old away from the Emirates Stadium.
However, over the weekend, it emerged that the Gunners are in talks with Aubameyang over a new contract and that he has demanded a three-year deal worth £250,000-per-week.
He has enjoyed a superb season, scoring 22 goals in all competitions across 37 games.
He has captained the club at times, too, and it appears that the ball is now in the Gunners’ court if they are to keep him at the club.
And former defender Sol Campbell has now weighed in, offering his former club some advice surrounding the striker.
Speaking to Stadium Astro, as transcribed by Metro, he said: “He’s got to settle down and have a conversation with the manager and he needs to have a clear understanding of what they’re looking to spend, who they’re trying to get in.
“It’s going to come down to trust, can he trust the club to say, right we are looking for x, y and z, we’re going to bring two or three players in and I think they’ll push us on to really challenge for the top four or really you never know, the Premiership.
“He needs to sit down with his people and have a serious conversation about where the club is going in the next two or three years, because he hasn’t got five years, six years to say let’s see how it goes, he needs almost instant success now.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
Campbell has overstepped here.
Why should Aubameyang be informed of the Gunners’ transfer plans and how they intend to build in the next few months?
He knows what he wants to achieve and, let’s be frank: Arsenal aren’t winning the Premier League this season or next.
Ultimately, it is going to come down to the striker’s own mind.
Does he want trophies or does he want a healthy wage packet or does he want both?
He is only getting one at Arsenal; he should know which one it is.News Now - Sport News