|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal|
favourite Sol Campbell has told Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to
‘trust himself’ and understand what the Gunners intend to spend in the transfer
window before committing to a new contract.
on Norwich City last week, Aubameyang took his first-time league tally to 51
targets for Arsenal, with a total of 19 goals – Jamie Vardy, behind only
12 months remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, Aubameyang’s
future has attracted a wealth of speculation ahead of the summer transfer
confirmed talks with Arsenal are ongoing and the club is hopeful of securing an
agreement, Campbell has issued advice to the experienced striker.
He’s got to
settle down and have a conversation with the manager and he needs to have a
clear understanding of what they’re looking to spend, who they’re trying to get
in, he told Stadium Astro.
come down to trust, can he trust the club to say, ‘right we are looking for x,
y and z, we’re going to bring two or three players in’ and I think they’ll push
us on to really challenge for the top four, or really you never know the Premiership.
a serious conversation about where the club is going in the next two or three
years, because he hasn’t got five years, six years to say let’s see how it
goes, he needs almost instant success now.
need to spend a lot of money, but, sometimes you get really lucky and have a
lucky, fantastic year. You’ve got to say Leicester, they just kept on going, it
[Mikel Arteta] is trustworthy, there’s no doubt, he [Aubameyang] has to decide
himself where he wants to go in his heart and soul and spirit. Where does he
feel that, ‘If I can do it here I’ll just stay here I’ll give it a go, I
believe they’re going to get two or three players in and I’ll believe in them.’
comes down to, no one’s got a crystal ball, it doesn’t matter, you can spend
£150-200 million, and it doesn’t bring you any trophies. It can probably help
the profile of the players around you, but not necessarily end up winning
you’ve got to trust yourself, your own instinct and hope it matches up with the