Aubameyang urged to join a more ambitious club


President of the Gabon Football Association Pierre Alain Mounguengui says Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs to secure a contract with a more ambitious club.

Aubameyang finished last season as the joint-top scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals and his contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season.

“Right now, he is at Arsenal, and he has won nothing here, so it’s a collective failing,” Pierre Alain Mounguengui told ESPN.

“I don’t want to say that Arsenal are not ambitious, but Arsenal don’t have ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned,” he said.

Last month, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he wants to keep Aubameyang under any circumstances and the club need to discuss a new deal before the end of the season.

The Gabon international has scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Gunners in 2019/20 and is a reported target for clubs including Barcelona and Inter Milan.

“If Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he’d definitely find his place there. All Gabonese people see Aubameyang at this level, where he can now end his career at a major club and, above all, beyond individual trophies, to bring home a major competition,” Mounguengui added.

Since joining Arsenal for £56m from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, Aubameyang has suffered defeats in the Europa League and Carabao Cup finals and is yet to win a trophy.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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