Sunday Apr 12, 2020. 14:00
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should leave Arsenal for a “more ambitious club” according to Gabon Football Association president Pierre Alain Mounguengui.
Aubameyang joined Arsenal just over two years ago and has been a major hit at the Emirates Stadium, scoring 61 goals across all competitions to establish himself as a fan-favourite with the Gunners.
However, his future with the club appears to be uncertain, as he closes in on the final year of his contract.
“I don’t want to say that Arsenal aren’t ambitious, but Arsenal don’t have ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned,” Mounguengui told ESPN.
“So if Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he’d definitely find his place there.
“On an individual level, we all consider him to be among the best players in the world, but the advice I give to him is to continue to work and to attract the attention of the biggest clubs and the most ambitious clubs.”
Arsenal are placed ninth in the Premier League standings, with the competition currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Aubameyang has not won a trophy in his time with the club, though he has been runners-up in two cup tournaments: the League Cup in 2018 and the UEFA Europa League in 2019.
“Aubameyang is a world-class player but for him, or anyone else in Europe who hasn’t won a major honour, football is a collective sport,” Mounguengui added.
“Right now, he’s at Arsenal and he’s won nothing here. So it’s a collective failing.”