Sagna warns Arsenal against repeating van Persie mistake with Aubameyang

Arsenal have been warned not to repeat the mistake they made when handling Robin van Persie's future back in 2013.

The Dutchman's contract was winding down and the Gunners weren't prepared to pay him the money it would've taken to retain his services.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a very similar situation with Barcelona and Inter Milan circling.

Bacary Sagna, who watched Van Persie leave the Emirates and has recently bemoaned that decision, has told his former employers to pay their striker whatever it takes or face starting from scratch again.

“He can’t go now because Arsenal are on the way to building something strong,” he told Goal.

“They can’t afford to lose him. If they have to pay him, then just pay him because if they want someone else of his quality they cost £150m.

“So don’t spend this £150m, just spend £50m and give it to him. It’s the same as van Persie and I think you have to learn from that situation.

“Auba deserves it. I’m not saying that because of his name or because he has scored a few goals. He’s the best striker in the league.”

Aubameyang has scored 20 goals so far this season to go alongside the 31 he bagged last term.

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