‘Sell Ozil and use the money’ to sign up headlines taking superstar Arsenal board have been told
Arsenal have been told to sell Mesut Ozil this summer and use the money to sign up striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang is now 31 years of age, but he has scored 70 goals through 109 appearances for Arsenal, but he is entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates and has shown no desire to pen the new contract that has been placed on the table by the club.
But former star Jermaine Pennant has claimed that Arsenal need to get rid of Ozil, who is seemingly not part of the plans at the Emirates, and use the money that is generated form the Germans departure to hand Aubameyang a contract that he cannot refuse.
The former Gunners winger told talkSPORT, with Arteta’s side set to go in pursuit of major silverware when they take in a meeting with Chelsea on Saturday: “Winning the FA Cup would make it easier to keep hold of him, but the fact he’s not playing Champions League football is going to be a massive factor in him staying.
“A player of that calibre wants to be playing in the Champions League, all the top players in the world want to play on that stage.
“It’s going to be tough for Arsenal to keep him, especially with his contract running down. He’s already rejected an offer to stay, so Arteta is going to have to be doing some right good sweet-talking.
“But if you’ve got Ozil on £300,000 a week and it’s a money issue with Aubameyang, then why not just let Ozil go? Sell Ozil!
“If he’s scoring goals the way he is, just give him the money, it doesn’t matter how old he is!”
Look, it is not just all about the money, Aubameyang wants to be playing at the very top and winning the biggest trophies.
YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: Legend urges Arsenal to make move and ‘take a chance’ on £20 million Stones