Ian Wright tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he ‘deserves better’ than Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considering his Arsenal future (Picture: Getty)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considering his Arsenal future (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang faces a difficult decision over his future at the club because he ‘deserves better’ than the Gunners’ current position.

The Gabon international has been a revelation in north London since his £57million move from Dortmund and he’s scored an incredible 61 goals in 92 appearances for the club.

The 30-year-old has less than 18 months to run on his Arsenal deal and a decision over a new deal is likely to hinge on the Gunners’ form between now and the end of the season, with Champions League qualification believed to be a requirement for the Gabonese.

Arteta is desperate for Aubameyang to stay (Picture: Getty)
Arteta is desperate for Aubameyang to stay (Picture: Getty)

Aubameyang was visibly distraught after the Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League following his sensational scissor kick against Olympiacos and Wright admits that he feels sorry for the forward as he ‘deserves’ to be playing in Champions League finals.

‘If you can imagine him in a better team then he himself would be winning Premier Leagues and vying for places in Champions League finals and I think he deserves that,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.

‘You don’t see him particularly vocal on the pitch [no] pointing and screaming but it’s what he does in respect of his leadership with the goals that he scores.

‘If you take his goals out of that team then they’re in a massive heap of trouble. Arsenal need a few more players to kick in with their form to help him.

‘We’re talking about a goalscorer who is scoring at the rate of a Champions League player, a world class goalscorer.

‘We’re talking about the last big contract in his career. I just hope that the love that he has for the club and the fans have for him is enough for him but I wouldn’t want to be in his position because it’s a tough one for him.’

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