The former Arsenal forward admits a current striking star for the Gunners should comply with the lead of Thierry Henry and trade north London for Camp Nou.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not going to leave Arsenal for Liverpool , says Charlie Nicholas, however he ought to be lured to Manchester City or follow Thierry Henry’s lead by linking up with Barcelona.
Questions continue to be asked of the Gabonese striker’s future at Emirates Stadium.
Despite the Gunners’ best efforts to get a new contract agreed with their club captain, no extension to a deal which is due to expire in 2021 has been put in place .
As a result, Arsenal will be left with a huge decision to make in the subsequent transfer window.
They can’t afford to let another prized asset head towards free agency, that means that they may additionally have to do business with a domestic or European rival.
Nicholas admits a sale should be sanctioned, with the former Gunners forward telling Sky Sports: “I do not see Liverpool or Man City signing him.
“Would he get into Liverpool’s side? No.
Manchester City could be an alternative if they were searching to replace Sergio Aguero.
“Would Aubameyang say that he has done Germany and England? Could it be time to go to Spain?
“He is a similar age to Thierry Henry when he went to Barcelona to play with Lionel Messi and Xavi, before winning titles and Champions Leagues.
“I ought to see him moving to the Nou Camp, however Real Madrid could additionally be an option.”
A switch to Manchester United has additionally been mooted for Aubameyang, however Arsenal have been urged to ensure that they are not left with another Robin van Persie or Alexis Sanchez situation on their hands.
Ex-Gunners striker Alan Smith has said: “It will for sure hurt a lot more if he goes to another Premier League club and helps them win the Premier League like Robin van Persie did at Manchester United.
“You’d want to keep away from selling him to a rival, to an English club and selling him overseas would be more palatable due to the fact he’d be out of people’s consciousness to a certain extent. They would not be seeing him each week which would help.
“It’s absolutely another consideration though because it would be painful for the fans if he went to a Liverpool or a Manchester City, or whoever, and his goals helped them to greater success.”