The former Spurs forward believes the Gunners star may additionally have had his head turned by interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid
Dimitar Berbatov has stated he would.
understand if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sad at Arsenal, saying the striker’s wish to win trophies could see him depart the Gunners.
Aubameyang’s future is presently up in the air, with the 30-year-old’s Arsenal contract set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season.
Should the Gabon striker desire to depart, the Gunners may additionally look to sell him in the subsequent transfer window to keep away from losing him on a free transfer.
Berbatov has stated that Arsenal need to do anything they can to avoid losing last season’s joint Premier League Golden Boot winner.
“This week there have been a lot of rumours surrounding the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it would be a big blow for Arsenal if he left the club,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“In my opinion they need to do everything viable to stop him from leaving. I watched him closely at Dortmund and at Arsenal, and for me he is a high-quality player with his speed, his movement and his goals.
He is additionally their captain and a really important player for the team, he is out of contract subsequent year and they need to do everything viable to hold him.”
Though Aubameyang has been a hit at Arsenal since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, the Gunners have yet to experience foremost success as a team during the forward’s time at the club.
With clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona linked with Aubameyang, Berbatov stated he would understand if the the 30-year-old has his head turned.
“You have to ask if Aubameyang is completely satisfied at Arsenal and, if he isn’t, I can understand why,” the former Manchester United and Tottenham forward said.
“Football is about winning trophies and we all know Arsenal are a team that play attractive soccer however in the end they have been left empty-handed quite a lot of times.
That can be irritating for a player.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are the favourites to sign him and as a play in that scenario your head is going to spin.”
Berbatov, having played in north London himself during his career, did add that Arsenal may additionally have a few advantages that other teams might also not be able to offer.
“The way of life, the way soccer is conducted, his team-mates and the life his family have in London, are all things that should make him stay,” Berbatov said.
“Being a footballer in London is great, and it is one of the exceptional things ever, especially when you play for a large team like Arsenal. The only things he is lacking are trophies.”