Paul Merson tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to snub summer transfer to stay at Arsenal

Paul Merson has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal
Paul Merson has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal (Pictures: Getty)

Paul Merson has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal, telling the Gabon forward that the ‘grass is not always greener on the other side’.

The Gunners hero told Sky Sports: ‘It’s easy saying move to another, more ambitious club and win stuff but there are not a lot of trophies to win, especially with the two phenomenal football clubs Liverpool and Manchester City.

‘I was very fortunate to play for Arsenal for a long time and make no mistake about it, it’s a great club.

‘The grass is not always greener on the other side, you have got to be careful. Aubameyang is at an age now where he will play every week for Arsenal.

‘If he goes to, say, Manchester United or somewhere else, four or five bad games and you are out of the team.

‘He’s going to play every week at Arsenal and when you are coming towards the end of your career, two or three years to go, you have got to enjoy your football and play.

‘If I were Aubameyang’s agent I would be stressing that he is at one of the best clubs in the world, a phenomenal football club that has as much chance as anybody, bar Manchester City and Liverpool, winning something.

‘For me, I would stay.’

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