Arsenal should consider selling Aubameyang
Arsenal should consider selling striker Aubameyang as the Gunners have been mediocre for quite some time now and it is very obvious that wholesale changes are needed at the club. The team struggles to regularly perform because of lack of adequate players and coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in a 3-month lockdown and contracts expiring, the club is in a real mess at the moment.
A Strategy that has Worked in the Past
Aubameyang is probably the biggest asset and if sold, he would bring in a lot of money for the club. Arsenal’s owner will not inject any fresh funds and so to have a healthy transfer budget the team has to sell its biggest asset. Liverpool did it, Spurs did it, and Arsenal should follow suit.
Liverpool sold Coutinho, Sterling, and Suarez and used the money to start a revolution at Anfield and lo and behold they have just been crowned champions of England. Tottenham sold Bale, Modric, Berbatov, etc and have used that money to rebuild their team. Arsenal has to do the same.
It takes boldness to even consider the sale of a player that only Mo Salah has outscored since he came into the league. He shared the golden boot with 2 other players a season before and is just one goal shy of 50 premier league goals. He is a fan favorite but the team comes first and given his expiring contract and his age he should be sold. He won’t be without a shortage of suitors as clubs like Juventus, Barcelona, and Inter have shown their interest.
A Justified Plan
Selling him won’t be without justification as there’s a difference between scoring a lot of goals and scoring important goals. When needed, the 30-year-old has failed to deliver for his team. A penalty miss against Tottenham springs to mind, blank in the Europa League final. This season, he missed a crucial chance in extra time with minutes to go after drawing the club level against Olympiacos.
And even without reasons, the club would be justified in selling Aubmeyang. He most certainly won’t sign a new contract, and with Lacazette still at the club and with the rise of youngsters like Martinelli and Nketiah, it is safe to say the club is stocked in the center-forward position. The money generated from Aubameyang’s sale would help fund transfers for other positions.
This money is greatly needed. With Arsenal’s backline currently consisting of David Luiz and Mustafi, a lot of work is needed.