Arsenal will have to take the hard call and sell Pierre Emerick Aubameyang if he hasn’t renewed his contract in the summer, according to former Gunner Kevin Campbell
Aubameyang continues to be linked with a move away from the club..with his contract set to run out in the summer.
Barcelona happen to be the major suitors gunning for his services and the Arsenal captain has not looked happy in recent weeks.
Just recently, Barcelona’s technical director in Abidal confirmed their interest in Aubameyang which sparked further thoughts.
This comes after a report from Mundo Deportivo suggested the Gabon International has given the “green light” to Barca to sign him up.
Arsenal now have to take a major Aubameyang decision in the summer, according to Campbell.
Campbell told AFTV: “My thoughts are Arsenal can’t afford to be in a difficult situation, sticky situation, having a player run his contract down anymore.
“I think it’s got to be put on the table to Aubameyang and I’m sure, if they’re in their right mind, they’ve been negotiating.
“So it’s going to come to the summer, it’s going to come to a head in the summer. If Aubameyang isn’t going to sign, they’re going to have to sell him.
“They’re going to have to get something for him in order to replace him. I think that’s the key.
“We can’t afford to lose his goals but a different solution probably has to come about. And this is where a lot of the trust in [Mikel] Arteta is going to come into play.
“I think either way, if he’s going to run his contract down, he’s going to have to be sold.
“If they don’t replace, let’s say they’re not going to replace him, that money has got to be used for other parts of the team. I think that’s really important.