Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Follow Us
'Aubameyang would cost zillions to replace'

He would "cost zillions to replace" and manager Mikel Arteta wants to "build his squad around him" - but will Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stay at Arsenal?

The striker scored another two goals in Arsenal's memorable victory over Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup final - securing their place in next season's Europa League in the process.

He became just the fifth player to score two or more goals in a cup match at Wembley on more than one occasion, joining former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, Bryan Robson, Ian Rush and Eric Cantona.

The fans love him, the manager loves him... but, with just one year left on his contract, has the 31-year-old Gabon striker played his last game for the Gunners?

When pressed about the forward's future, Arteta said he thinks Aubameyang will stay.

"He knows what I think about him. I want to build the squad around him. I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done," Arteta told BBC One.

"I think these moments will help him to realise and believe that we are on the right path and he is a big part of that. He is loved by everybody at the club. Hopefully he can continue with us."

But Aubameyang was more coy.

He said there was "nothing" to say before running off to lift the trophy.

Meanwhile, teammates Rob Holding and an emotional Emiliano Martinez were full of praise for their skipper.

"Aubameyang seems to do it on the break in every game. He is a our talisman and has done it all season," said Holding.

"I said to him [Aubameyang] before the game, you are going to win us the game," added Martinez, who was crying at full-time.

SOURCE: BBC

What do you think?

Leave comment!

Sports

Sports

Neymar receives two-match ban as French league investigate claim he was racially abused

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar has been banned for two games after being sent off against Marseille - but French football authorities will investigate his accusation of racial abuse.

By Salt Media - Sep.17

Sports

Gareth Bale returning to Tottenham

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is on the verge of agreeing a deal with Tottenham Hotspur, seven years after leaving the Premier League club.

By Salt Media - Sep.17

Sports

Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward's release clause remains valid, says La Liga

The 700m euros (£624m) release clause in Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract is still valid, La Liga has said.

By Salt Media - Aug.31

Sports

Bayern beat PSG to win Champions League

Bayern Munich overcame Paris St-Germain in a tightly contested Champions League final in Lisbon to claim the crown for the sixth time.

By Salt Media - Aug.24

Sports

Sevilla come back to beat Man Utd

Sevilla wrecked Manchester United's hopes of ending the season with silverware as they edged a hard-fought Europa League semi-final in Cologne.

By Salt Media - Aug.17

Sports

PSG reach semi-final with late comeback

A night of frustration for PSG forward Neymar looked set to ensure more continental disappointment for the French champions as unfancied Atalanta led through Mario Pasalic.

By Salt Media - Aug.13

Sports

'Aubameyang would cost zillions to replace'

He would "cost zillions to replace" and manager Mikel Arteta wants to "build his squad around him" - but will Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stay at Arsenal?

By Salt Media - Aug.02

Sports

Ronaldo blow in Golden Shoe hunt

Ronaldo has scored an incredible 31 Serie A goals this season but found himself frustrated on Wednesday night.

By Salt Media - Jul.30

Subscribe

Subscribe

PopFeed: The email recipient specified is either empty or invalid. Please check the plugin options.