Arsenal legend David Seaman has offered some transfer advice to Mikel Arteta amid rumours claiming that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be sold this summer.
The Telegraph revealed that the Gunners would be open to listening to offers for the Gabon star after his dismal season in the Premier League. That came in as a huge shock to most supporters.
The Arsenal skipper, despite not having a great campaign, managed to score 15 goals for us in all competitions. That’s not a bad return at all, but Auba set a really high standard in his first two years here, and people only judge him on the basis of that.
Seaman: Aubameyang is still a quality player for Arsenal
Seaman has had his say on the situation. He has acknowledged the fact that Auba was inconsistent last season, but he still believes that the Gabon star has the quality to deliver for us in the upcoming campaign.
He told The Daily Mail: “In (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang, we do have a quality player.
“Last season, with all the different problems that he had, he wasn’t consistent enough. But you know the quality he’s got, so you don’t really change that.”
The Insider’s View:
Seaman is absolutely spot on.
One average season doesn’t make Aubameyang a bad player. The Arsenal star struggled in the first half of the season due to lack of creativity in the side, while his problems off the pitch had a massive impact on his performances after the turn of the year.
Everything seems like it’s back to normal now and that will help Aubameyang. The fact that he will get a week’s break between every game is also a huge plus, so, don’t be surprised if the Gabon star has his best-ever campaign in an Arsenal shirt next season.