‘He is a world-class player and he’s won nothing there’: Gabon FA president urges Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to DITCH Arsenal for a ‘more ambitious club’ that can compete for trophies and play in the Champions League
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been told to leave Arsenal to win major titles
- The Arsenal skipper turns 31 in June and his future at the club is up in the air
- Gabon striker has scored 61 times since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2018
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to leave Arsenal because the Premier League giants cannot fulfil his ambitions.
The star striker moved to the Emirates Stadium from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and has since become captain.
Despite an impressive scoring return, with 61 goals in 97 appearances, Aubameyang is yet to win a trophy at the club or play in the Champions League.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to leave Arsenal in order to fulfil his ambitions
Gabon FA chief Jean-Pierre Mounguengui feels Aubameyang needs a ‘more ambitious’ team
He turns 31 in June and time is running out for him to win major honours, which Gabon FA president Jean-Pierre Mounguengui believes cannot be achieved in north London.
‘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’d definitely find his place there.
The 30-year-old has 61 goals in 97 games but is yet to win major honours at the London club
‘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 working under his third Arsenal manager now in Mikel Arteta, but they are currently eight points adrift of the top four, before the coronavirus crisis brought a sudden halt to the European game.
A return to the Champions League still appears unlikely, and Mounguengui added: ‘Aubameyang is a world-class player, 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.’
Mikel Arteta is Aubameyang’s third manager at the club as he aims towards Champions League
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