Arsenal superstar Aubameyang is ‘an important one to keep’, announces Gunners icon Toure

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “an important one to keep” for Arsenal, says former Gunners defender Kolo Toure.

Despite being the main man at Arsenal and one of the very best strikers in the game, Arsenal have been unable to tie down the Gabon striker to a new deal at the Emirates and there has been alot of rumours that he could leave the club.

The FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday could be the very last game that Aubameyang plays in an Arsenal shirt, with claims that he will leave the club if Real Madrid or Barcelona come calling over the next ten weeks.

Toure, a member of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ title-winning team of 2003-04, says Aubameyang has shown the qualities needed to be a leader and that his continued presence will be crucial for the Gunners going forward.

“He’s a top player. I saw him grow. I can see that he’s matured now,” Toure told Stats Perform News. “You can see as a captain he’s a leader, leading by example. He’s very focused. He’s working hard for the team.

“He’s a great captain and a great example. It’s really easy to talk but what are you showing us? Are you willing to fight for every ball? That’s what [Steven] Gerrard, [Patrick] Vieira, those great captains did.

“He’s an important one to keep.”

Auba is a world class striker that has big goals and is he cannot see himself achieving that at Arsenal then he should leave, even if the club offer him a crazy amount of money to stay.

Arsenal need a back-up plan because they cant do another Mesut Ozil and pay over-the-top wages, they should not want to keep a player at the club that is there for all the wrong reasons.

Auba is an important player to keep, but not if he wants to leave.

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