At least Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s dad is on Arsenal’s side

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

If all else fails, Arsenal can rely on the family members…

As the saying goes, blood is thicker than water. This applies to everyone, even football players. And it’s a good job really, given Arsenal’s current situation. They are trying to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to remain at the club, as there are many reports suggesting he could move away this summer.

According to the Sunday Mirror, it would seem as though Aubameyang’s father, Pierre-Francois, is on the side of the fence of his son staying with Arsenal. He shared an image to his social media account of Aubameyang signing for the Gunners.

Aubameyang’s family has been known to make their thoughts clear, which is completely understandable. After all, they simply want what is best for Aubameyang, it’s what family members are for.

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Exhibit A, when his brother made his disdain for Freddie Ljungberg known; it soon turned out to be better for the club as Mikel Arteta has made a marked improvement.

Obviously, the last thing Arsenal will want is to lose their star player, especially to a league rival. I know, I feel the deja vu too.

Truth is, the Gunners rely on Aubemayng. While many see things wrong with this, there really isn’t. It’s about time the fans had someone they could turn to for goals in times of hope.

As they undergo their transition period under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal needs these kinds of players. The consistent and reliable kind, who always reap the rewards of being selected in the starting XI.

Aubameyang is the kind of striker that stretches defences, so he provides a tactical benefit to the Gunners and not just his goal-scoring. His pace off the ball makes him the perfect target for creative players and it’s nice to have this option against low-block defences.

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Do you think Arsenal will keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer?