Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to quit Arsenal this summer, and sign for ‘a more ambitious club’.
The 30-year-old has just over one-year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates, and has so far shown no intention of committing his future to the club, with the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan and Manchester United having been linked with having an interest in recent months.
Despite Arsenal‘s struggles this season, the forward is still looking to secure a second consecutive Premier League golden boot, the Gabon international’s 17 goals representing 42 per cent of the Gunners league tally this season.
Speaking about his fellow countryman, president of the Gabon FA, Jean-Pierre Mounguengui, has now urged Aubameyang to ‘secure a contract’ away from the north London outfit, having a not so subtle dig at the clubs recent misfortunes.
“I don’t want to say that Arsenal aren’t ambitious, but Arsenal don’t have ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned,” Mounguengui told ESPN.
“So if Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he’d definitely find his place there.
“On an individual level, we all consider him to be among the best players in the world, but the advice I give to him is to continue to work and to attract the attention of the biggest clubs and the most ambitious clubs.
“Aubameyang is a world-class player, but for him, or anyone else in Europe who hasn’t won a major honour, football is a collective sport. Right now, he’s at Arsenal, and he’s won nothing here, so it’s a collective failing.”