Paul Merson admits he can perceive why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would need to go away Arsenal amid speculation the forwards has pulled out of talks with the membership over a brand new contract.
Aubameyang has developed into one in every of Arsenal’s most essential gamers since signing from Borussia Dortmund final 12 months, scoring a formidable 53 objectives in 83 appearances.
The Gabon worldwide’s affect on the Emirates was underlined final month when former supervisor Unai Emery named him Arsenal’s new captain following Granit Xhaka’s axing.
Despite being handed the captain’s armband, Aubameyang has reportedly withdrawn from talks with Arsenal over a contract extension and is prepared to go away the membership subsequent summer season.
It is claimed the 30-year-old is ‘deeply frustrated’ with the membership’s lack of progress and is determined to win trophies, an unlikely situation on the Emirates as issues stand.
When it was put to him that Aubameyang wished to go away, Arsenal legend Merson instructed Sky Sports: ‘Of course he does.
‘Why would he want to stay? They’re not successful something.’
Freddie Ljungberg was positioned in momentary cost of Arsenal following Emery’s sacking and Aubameyang tipped the club to climb the table under the Gunners hero.
‘He can give us something special,’ the striker mentioned after his brace helped Arsenal draw 2-2 with Norwich City final weekend. ‘If I’m not mistaken, he was a part of the Invincibles.
‘His profession speaks for itself. We will strive to comply with him and provides the most effective for him. Everybody is respectful of Freddie.
‘He played for Arsenal, he knows as a player how we feel. It’s attention-grabbing to have him.
‘We will see this week what is going to happen. I think it’s good for us. He performed for Arsenal and he has this in his coronary heart.’
Following the Norwich draw, Arsenal have been crushed at dwelling by Premier League relegation-battlers Brighton. The Gunners face West Ham on Monday evening.