‘I want him here’: Arteta on what he’ll do with £180,000-a-week Arsenal star
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has spoken about the future of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and whether he will consider selling the striker, due to the current uncertainty about his commitment to the club.
The Gunners have been known for not hesitating to let go of star players over the past decade with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Alexis Sanchez being amongst some of the high-profile exits.
Before he left the club in May 2018, Arsene Wenger made one last signing in the winter transfer window that year as he decided to break the bank for the signing of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon international, who is earning £180,000-a-week wages (Mirror) at the Emirates stadium, has been in prolific form ever since his move to north London.
With the Gunners still struggling to compete for a spot in the top four of the Premier League, the future of Aubameyang has been placed into serious doubt.
However, when asked about what he would do with Aubameyang, who might possibly seek an exit, Mikel Arteta insisted that he plans to keep the striker at the club this month, despite the continued gossip.
“I don’t even think about that possibility [of him leaving] with Auba. I want him here.” Arteta said, as per Metro
Aubameyang was named the team’s new captain after Granit Xhaka lost his role earlier in the season, following a confrontation with the fans.