Henry would like to see Aubameyang continue to be in Arsenal, however accepts a new challenge may additionally be sought, MySportDab reports.
Thierry Henry is hoping to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remain at Arsenal.
However the man who left the Gunners for Barcelona in his own playing days admits another prolific frontman may also decide to leave.
Speculation involving the long-term future of the highly rated 30 year old striker continues to rage at Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang is tied to terms through to the summer of 2021, however is yet to commit to a contract extension beyond that point.
Having seen quite a few senior stars enter the final 12 months of their respective deals in current times, with many then moving on.
Arsenal are understandably reluctant to avoid a repeat of an all too familiar situation.
They want to put fresh terms in place, however may have to sanction a sale if no agreement can be reached.
If a tempting offer is put to them with the likes of Manchester United and Barca stated to be mulling over moves.
Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer Henry informed Sky Sports of the decision going through Aubameyang: “Everybody will do anything they have to do.
How am I going to say to someone to remain when I left?
Things occur but that doesn’t kill the love that you have for a place.
“As an Arsenal fan you want him to stay, however as a football player he will assess the state of affairs with his family, with his dad, and see what is the best for them.
“If you’re an Arsenal man then you don’t want him to leave, however the guy has a career and I don’t know what’s in his head.
“All I know is that we are truely going to miss his goals if he does leave.
He does score goals and if you take the goals of Aubameyang away, it’s a challenging one.
“I respect people and what they have to go through and what desire or dream they have.
However as an Arsenal man, any Arsenal fan would be crazy to say he need to leave.
“I don’t want him to leave, however on the different side you have to understand the guy has a life.
Which he possibly wants to see something else and who knows? I hope that he stays.”
If Arsenal can convince Aubameyang to stay put, there will be even more signs of encouragement for the club since Mikel Arteta inherited the managerial reins.
Henry admits as much, with a coronavirus enforced break coming at the worst possible time for a team that had started to rebuild consistency and momentum.
“It’s a challenging one because Mikel Arteta was getting them to a certain place.
You could see the organisation, they had been more compact, challenging to beat, and then that happened.
“I can tell you as a coach now that is not convenient to deal with because you want to carry on with what you are doing.
With the players, although you are talking to them it is better to train and try to see what you can do after training at the weekend.
“It depends on who is going to leave, who is not going to leave.
We don’t know about that and who’s going to come?
“I just want Arsenal to do well and compete, I wish them the best all the time.
Mikel Arteta, too, because that’s a challenging job which everyone knows. We have to give him time.”