Arsenal left with no choice but to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer even at a cut-price fee, claimed Jeremie Aliadiere.
An arbitration is yet to be made for negotiations on the expansion of Gabon International who is conspiring to initiate the last year of its contract in north London.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter have all been linked to the leading scorer from Arsenal. The 30-year-old has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances for Arsenal after joined the club in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund.
Head coach Mikel Arteta says he prefers to keep the 30-year-old at ‘all costs,’ but Aliadiere acknowledges that trying to reach fresh deals with the successful attacker wills the team with no alternative but to cash in.
“They have to sell him, 100 percent.” the Frenchman told Goal.
“Arsenal can’t afford losing free players. To be realistic, I can’t believe we have a top player again, our leader, heading into the summer with just one year remaining on his deal.”
Aliadiere added: “There is again, I think, wrong management. It will be solved in two years’ time. You can’t let a player, particularly a player like Aubameyang, end up with one year left on his deal. That’s not ok.”
“And so, how much would we be selling him for with one year left? Arsenal is in the worst position you can imagine again because you have a top-quality player who assures you of 20-25 Premier League goals for a season that is a year of going away on a free.”
“Or, he gets sold to Barcelona or Real Madrid but when? How much would you pay for him now? Nothing relative to what if you had offered him last summer. They may have asked for £ 100 million.”