Arsenal: Dont do a £350,000-a-week Ozil with world class £60 million striker deal!
Arsenal should not make the same mistake with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that they did with Mesut Ozil.
We are well into the transfer window now and there has been a lot of speculation regarding the future of Aubameyang, who has been linked to both PSG and Barcelona after failing to open talks about a new contract at the Emirates.
The feeling in the media is that Aubameyang is not happy with the direction of the club, as he had hoped the club would be challenging for the Premier League title and playing Champions League football on a yearly basis, which has not happened.
But there is also a feeing that the Arsenal will do all they can to try and secure a new contract with their star man by offering him the kind of deal that he simply cannot refuse, must like the one Mesut Ozil signed just a few seasons ago.
Ozil was coming towards the end of his stay at the Arsenal and held the club to ransom in order to get his massive £350,000-a-week wages at the club, which many believe he does not deserve, and while losing Aubameyang could be a major blow in the short term, ARSENAL should now bow down to massive demands.
Yes Aubameyang is the main source of goals at the Emirates and the Gunners fans will not be happy to see him leave in the summer, but at the end of the day, he is not getting any younger and giving him the type of deal that Ozil managed to secure just a few years ago, would be a mistake.
If a player wants to stay at the club for money, then the desire to give the club everything will not be there, especially as players who are after money are more prone to signing for clubs for just a bit extra.
Ozil has not earned that money that Arsenal have handed him, and even though Aubameyang has been brilliant for the Arsenal so far, the Gunners hierarchy should not be held to ransom in order to keep the Gabon hitman.
If he does not sign the deal that Arsenal believe is the one he deserves, then sell him, use the money to bring in a fresher, younger and hungrier replacement.
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