Arsenal former player Alan Smith has urge the team’s board to do everything to retain Aubameyang at the club.
The Gabonnes forward, has been a fantastic player for Arsenal, and the fan surely won’t be happy if he go just the way Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas leave the club.
Alan Smith’s claims that Sanchez move out of the the North London is a big regrettable action.
“Forget about trying to find someone who can do what Aubameyang does. That’s impossible because it costs way too much. Instead, you’re looking at potential, something to nurture over the next few years. Alan Smith open up.
“It was bad enough when the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie left to go and win trophies,” former Arsenal frontman Smith told the Evening Standard. “But at least Arsenal had the means back then to bring in decent replacements, even though they weren’t of the same quality.
“The situation appears different now. Money is extremely tight. Not only that, Arsenal’s cachet has changed. No longer a Champions League competitor, they simply cannot attract the same kind of talent as they could in the good years under Arsene Wenger. Sell your best player now and you lose an awful lot.
“If there’s half a chance of persuading Aubameyang to stay, as (Mikel) Arteta hints, the club have got to grab it. Others can be sacrificed, others can be sold, but not this fella. The team is far too reliant on his nose for goal.
“With Alexandre Lacazette struggling and with the injured Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah only just starting out, Aubameyang’s departure would leave a huge hole that any possible replacement couldn’t immediately fill.”