Aubameyang urged to leave Arsenal by Gabon FA chief

Kweku Lawrence
By Kweku Lawrence
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Gabon FA president has advised Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to move on from the London club.

The Arsenal captain has one year left on his current deal, which ends after the 2020/21 season, with Mikel Arteta willing to keep him beyond next summer, to avoid a similar situation to that of Aaron Ramsey.

However, Gabon FA president Pierre Alain Mounguengui has backed him to leave the Emirates for a club playing in the Europe’s biggest competition.

“I don’t want to say that Arsenal aren’t ambitious, but Arsenal don’t have ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned,” Mounguengui told ESPN. “So if Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he would definitely find his place there.


“On an individual level, we all consider him to be among the best players in the world, but the advice I give to him is to continue to work and to attract the attention of the biggest clubs and the most ambitious clubs.”

“Aubameyang is a world-class player,” he added. “But for him, or anyone else in Europe who hasn’t won a major honour, football is a collective sport.

“Right now, he’s at Arsenal, and he’s won nothing here, so it’s a collective failing.”

Arteta recently revealed that he taking into consideration “two or three different scenarios” with regards to the Gunners summer signings.


Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, the Arsenal boss said: “I’m planning two or three different scenarios that we can face. Depending on one of those three, we will be able to do more, less or nothing.

“We have to react daily. We don’t know what the financial situation is going to be, we don’t know the rules, the timing, the window. There are so many things we cannot control at the moment.”

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