Ray Parlour is ‘praying’ that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang indicators a brand new Arsenal deal – however he’s nicely conscious the Gunners MUST promote their star striker if he refuses a contract extension.
Aubameyang’s current contract has barely over a 12 months to run, expiring on the finish of subsequent season, and it has been anticipated talks over a brand new deal would shortly start.
Nonetheless, the most recent stories declare Arsenal haven’t begun negotiations with the Gabon ahead, who has scored a outstanding 61 targets in solely 97 appearances since becoming a member of from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
The fear for Arsenal is that, if Aubameyang doesn’t wish to signal a brand new contract, they might lose their most prized asset for FREE subsequent summer season when his deal expires.
In fact, Aubameyang might lengthen his deal someday subsequent time period and take away the worry of his Emirates exit for nothing, however finest apply can be Arsenal providing him a contract proper now to allow them to decide whether or not he desires to increase his keep in north London earlier than the switch window lastly reopens.
If he refuses recent phrases, Arsenal can then set about promoting Aubameyang for as a lot as they’ll proper now – quite than threat dropping him at no cost only one 12 months later.
And Parlour, the Gunners nice, made it clear that cashing in on Aubameyang is the one possibility for Arsenal if he does refuse to signal a brand new deal.
“I believe you’ve acquired to promote him if he doesn’t signal a contract, after which take the cash and attempt to substitute him,” stated the Romford Pele on Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
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“It’s actually troublesome to maintain a participant if he doesn’t wish to keep.
“It’s an enormous resolution to make, however I don’t know what kind of cash you can get for him if he doesn’t wish to keep. In case you get a very good payment for him then you must attempt to exit and substitute him.
“That’s troublesome, nevertheless it has occurred at each single membership when gamers come to the final 12 months of their contract.
“I’m praying that he desires to remain and Arsenal can signal him on a brand new contract and he might be there for the subsequent two or three years underneath [Mikel] Arteta.
“All of it depends upon the supervisor as nicely, in the event that they get on, and in addition if he feels the membership goes ahead.
“That’s the massive resolution the membership have gotten to make, however hopefully he stays.”
Kieran Tierney is one other participant linked with an Arsenal exit, only one 12 months after becoming a member of from Celtic.
A £25million swap to Leicester has been mooted with doubts over the way forward for Ben Chilwell on the King Energy Stadium, however Parlour has poured chilly water on this switch proposal.
He added: “Properly he can be taking part in Champions League soccer subsequent season if he did transfer to Leicester, however I’d be amazed if Arsenal let him go.
“What I’ve seen of him when he’s performed, he seems a really thrilling participant.
“His age as nicely will come into it; he’s solely a younger lad.
“I’d undoubtedly maintain him, and as soon as he’s match give him a run within the crew and take a look at him correctly.”
Watch a clip of Ray Parlour on talkSPORT, above…