Arsenal hero Thierry Henry has spoken out about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future with the Gunners.
Arsenal icon Thierry Henry has admitted he would not be able to tell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club because he left himself, and the former Gunners forward admits he can understand why Aubameyang might see his future away from the Emirates.
Arsenal’s top goalscorer, who has 20 strikes this season, will enter the final 12 months of his contract after June 30.
The north London club are hopeful of tying him down to an extension, though that might require them to hand the Gabon international a significant pay rise – just months after agreeing a 12-month 12.5 per cent with the bulk of their first-team squad due to the financial repercussions of the coronavirus crisis.
The alternatives are that Arsenal either keep Aubameyang until the end of his contract and lose him for free in 2021 or sell the 30-year-old in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Aubameyang is immensely important to Mikel Arteta’s team with only Jamie Vardy having scored as many goals as the African forward in the Premier League this season.
His 17 goals make up 43 per cent of Arsenal’s efforts in the league, while he has directly won 16 of the team’s 40 top-flight points this term.