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Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:16 pm
by jayramfootball
We should have sold him in January if he refused to extend his contract.
We'll now get less money for him.
Same for Laca.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:53 pm
by Parzival38
theHotHead wrote:Rockape the problem with that is Arsenal are not in a position to drop their top striker, we would be f***ked without his goals.


That might be true, but better to get rid of an aging player that wants to leave and invest in youth. We've been down this road twice recently. You want to do it again?!

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:40 am
by aniym
jayramfootball wrote:We should have sold him in January if he refused to extend his contract.
We'll now get less money for him.
Same for Laca.


Sell the guy who's scored half our goals this season?

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:25 am
by swipe right
Here’s the three step plan.
1. Sell Laca to AM for 45 mil
2. Give that 45 mil to Auba for a three year deal
3. Play Auba through the middle and Martinelli on the left

Done.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:33 am
by Rockape
£45m for Laca.......dream on!

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:43 am
by knowledge93
Give him what he wants. It took us years to replace RVP's goals and we might end up in the same situation again.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:25 am
by jayramfootball
aniym wrote:
jayramfootball wrote:We should have sold him in January if he refused to extend his contract.
We'll now get less money for him.
Same for Laca.


Sell the guy who's scored half our goals this season?


Yes.
We can't have him leave on a free transfer. He's had enough time to sign a new deal.
When he goes other players will score the goals.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:31 am
by jayramfootball
knowledge93 wrote:Give him what he wants. It took us years to replace RVP's goals and we might end up in the same situation again.


No, it didn't take us years to replace RVP's goals.

The year after RVP we scored 72 goals.
That was only 2 less than his last season with us.
The same number of goals as the season before that.

When Auba leaves we'll be scoring around the same amount of goals.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:16 pm
by Rockape
Ozil is a 'huge problem' in Auba Arsenal contract negotiations
Paul Merson claims Mesut Ozil represents a “huge problem” for Arsenal when it comes to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future.
Mikel Arteta considers keeping the Gunners’ striking talisman the top priority at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gabon international’s future is set to run out in the summer of 2021, leading to consistent transfer speculation linking him with a move away.
Merson admits it would be “a disaster” for Arsenal to lose the services of their current captain, claiming the lucrative deal Ozil is on complicating matters.
Merson told Sky Sports: “It would be a major disaster for Arsenal if they lost Aubameyang, however, the decision will be weighed up and at least it will be the club’s decision as to what they do.
“Do they give him £300,000-a-week? I’ve always said they will have a problem until Mesut Ozil leaves the club. Every day he’s there, every other top player will want what he’s on. It’s a huge problem and not a new one.
“If they want to keep Aubameyang they will have to pay him big money, but Arsenal may look at it and think if we give him £300,000-a-week for the next two or three years, is he going to be the same player? He’s nearly 31 and by the time he’s 34 he’s not going to be the same player. I don’t care who you are, at 34 you are not the same player.
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“Arsenal may also weigh it up asking if they will win the Premier League or get into the top four in the next few years if they pay Aubameyang £300,000-a-week. They haven’t actually done it yet with him there, so they may look at it and say it is good business to let him go.
“There’s also the danger of giving him big money, just like they did with Ozil, and then every other player wanting the same. It would take you straight back to the Ozil scenario and if you do spend all that money on him and you don’t get into the top four it’s not money well spent.
“It’s a really hard decision and it will all come down to how the club weigh it up.”

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:42 pm
by NovaGB
Rockape wrote:Ozil is a 'huge problem' in Auba Arsenal contract negotiations
Paul Merson claims Mesut Ozil represents a “huge problem” for Arsenal when it comes to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future.
Mikel Arteta considers keeping the Gunners’ striking talisman the top priority at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gabon international’s future is set to run out in the summer of 2021, leading to consistent transfer speculation linking him with a move away.
Merson admits it would be “a disaster” for Arsenal to lose the services of their current captain, claiming the lucrative deal Ozil is on complicating matters.
Merson told Sky Sports: “It would be a major disaster for Arsenal if they lost Aubameyang, however, the decision will be weighed up and at least it will be the club’s decision as to what they do.
“Do they give him £300,000-a-week? I’ve always said they will have a problem until Mesut Ozil leaves the club. Every day he’s there, every other top player will want what he’s on. It’s a huge problem and not a new one.
“If they want to keep Aubameyang they will have to pay him big money, but Arsenal may look at it and think if we give him £300,000-a-week for the next two or three years, is he going to be the same player? He’s nearly 31 and by the time he’s 34 he’s not going to be the same player. I don’t care who you are, at 34 you are not the same player.
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“Arsenal may also weigh it up asking if they will win the Premier League or get into the top four in the next few years if they pay Aubameyang £300,000-a-week. They haven’t actually done it yet with him there, so they may look at it and say it is good business to let him go.
“There’s also the danger of giving him big money, just like they did with Ozil, and then every other player wanting the same. It would take you straight back to the Ozil scenario and if you do spend all that money on him and you don’t get into the top four it’s not money well spent.
“It’s a really hard decision and it will all come down to how the club weigh it up.”


Merse is right here.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:06 pm
by theHotHead
Parzival38 wrote:
theHotHead wrote:Rockape the problem with that is Arsenal are not in a position to drop their top striker, we would be f***ked without his goals.


That might be true, but better to get rid of an aging player that wants to leave and invest in youth. We've been down this road twice recently. You want to do it again?!

No, you keep Auba AND augment with youth. If you have not noticed our track record with youth has not been great, we cannot put all of our eggs in that basket.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:40 pm
by LMAO
NovaGB wrote:
Rockape wrote:Ozil is a 'huge problem' in Auba Arsenal contract negotiations
Paul Merson claims Mesut Ozil represents a “huge problem” for Arsenal when it comes to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future.
Mikel Arteta considers keeping the Gunners’ striking talisman the top priority at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gabon international’s future is set to run out in the summer of 2021, leading to consistent transfer speculation linking him with a move away.
Merson admits it would be “a disaster” for Arsenal to lose the services of their current captain, claiming the lucrative deal Ozil is on complicating matters.
Merson told Sky Sports: “It would be a major disaster for Arsenal if they lost Aubameyang, however, the decision will be weighed up and at least it will be the club’s decision as to what they do.
“Do they give him £300,000-a-week? I’ve always said they will have a problem until Mesut Ozil leaves the club. Every day he’s there, every other top player will want what he’s on. It’s a huge problem and not a new one.
“If they want to keep Aubameyang they will have to pay him big money, but Arsenal may look at it and think if we give him £300,000-a-week for the next two or three years, is he going to be the same player? He’s nearly 31 and by the time he’s 34 he’s not going to be the same player. I don’t care who you are, at 34 you are not the same player.
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“Arsenal may also weigh it up asking if they will win the Premier League or get into the top four in the next few years if they pay Aubameyang £300,000-a-week. They haven’t actually done it yet with him there, so they may look at it and say it is good business to let him go.
“There’s also the danger of giving him big money, just like they did with Ozil, and then every other player wanting the same. It would take you straight back to the Ozil scenario and if you do spend all that money on him and you don’t get into the top four it’s not money well spent.
“It’s a really hard decision and it will all come down to how the club weigh it up.”


Merse is right here.


Yup, love him or hate him, Ozil's contract is an albatross around our neck.

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:41 am
by swipe right
Why is this a problem for us? Don’t all big clubs have this same problem? Don’t City have to pay Aguero and KdB top dollar to retain them? I understand both are above 300k pounds per week.
Liverpool must have to pay Salah, Firmino, Mane and VdV top dollar to keep them.

The link below shows are salaries. There is Ozil out there on his own, and then Auba, Laca and Pepe. Given that we have some really talent young strikers, why can’t we cut Laka from the wage bill.
https://www.spotrac.com/epl/arsenal-f.c/payroll/

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:53 am
by NovaGB
The difference is city and Liverpool are winning things^

Re: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (14)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:42 am
by VCC
NovaGB wrote:The difference is city and Liverpool are winning things^

For some!!
Somewhere along AW 21 years many Arsenal fans were brain washed into thinking pretty football even when losing was great as long as you got into a tournament and got a prize for attendance