Arsenal: 3 positives to selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images) /

2. More time for this young duo

When selling your best player, it’s always easy to start thinking externally about their replacement. However, thankfully there is no real necessity for Arsenal to do this, unless they wish to of course, in which that would be welcomed.

Arsenal already have two gunning young strikers that would snatch the opportunity with both hands. I am of course talking about Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah; two players that have made the most of their opportunities in the starting XI this year.

Eddie Nketiah has already been featuring in Mikel Arteta‘s post-lockdown squad, as he was given a rare start against Manchester City. His work off the ball looked promising and, in all honesty, he was much more efficient than Aubameyang has been after the break.

Many will be quick to argue that neither Martinelli nor Nketiah are the 20 goals per season striker that Arsenal need going forward. They would be right so perhaps it would be best to sign a short-term replacement, maybe a prove striker that is hitting their 30s in terms of age, or of course stick with Alexandre Lacazette, giving Nketiah and his Brazilian counterpart the chance to progress.

Either way, you can’t deny that the sale of Aubameyang would grant the two youngsters more opportunities in the starting XI.