Arsenal need Champions League football to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ray Parlour

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 8 Jun 2020 10:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12Shares Comment LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ray Parlous has warned his former club that they need Champions League football if they’re to keep hold of star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon forward has just over a year left on his existing deal at the Emirates and informal talks with the club have been unsuccessful, with Aubameyang intimating he’s unwilling to commit his future to the club. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have all shown interest in Aubameyang but the Gunners captain has parked talk of his future until the end of the season, when he’ll review the situation. Arsenal are outsiders for a place in the Champions League but Parlour says qualifying for the competition may be the only way to get the striker to sign a new contract.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal need Champions League football to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ray Parlour Advertisement Advertisement Aubameyang is desperate to play in the Champions League (Picture: Getty)‘If they [Arsenal] can come back and hit the ground running and get a good start to the season, obviously the Man City game is going to be very important, if they can get anything out of that game that will give them a lot of confidence going forward,’ said Parlour.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Champions League football is so important for a lot of players these days so Aubameyang, if they can squeeze in there, might sign a new contract, I don’t know.‘If they don’t, then he might be on his way and suddenly you’ve got to replace a striker who scores all your goals.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal were due to take on Manchester City at the Etihad before the season was suspended.Mikel Arteta tested positive for covid-19 on the eve of the game and that news effectively forced the Premier League’s hands, as they had insisted before that moment that all games would go ahead.The Spaniard has a fully fit squad to choose from and he’ll be desperate for a result, given Arsenal are five points off the Champions League places.MORE: Manchester United wonderkid Teden Mengi promoted into first teamlast_img

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