Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has adviced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to quit the Gunners who he feels are now an average team.
Aubameyang completed a £56 million move to Emirates Stadium from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
The 31-year-old has justified the transfer fee by scoring 61 goals in his first 99 appearances for the Gunners, while also earning a share of the Premier League’s Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane last season.
Aubameyang’s current contract at Arsenal is due to expire in 2021, and unless the Gunners tie him down to fresh terms in the coming weeks, they risk losing him.
“If I was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, I would leave Arsenal. There is some quality in this team but when you arrive at the club nowadays you want to do great things. But, come on guys, Arsenal is not the same anymore,” Petit told Paddy Power.
“I feel so sorry for the fans and all the people who love the club. I feel sorry for the former players that try to uphold the Arsenal reputation. But I don’t feel sorry for the players I think 75% of them at the club at the moment don’t deserve to wear that shirt. They should look at themselves in the mirror and show some pride,” said the former France international.
The current Gunners skipper has just over a year remaining on his current contract and appears unlikely to commit his future to the north London club amid reported interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
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By Metro UK