Traditional Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher thinks Arsenal could aloof “protect” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and likelihood losing him subsequent summer season for nothing.
The Gabon worldwide has correct over a year left on his contract on the Emirates Stadium with elevated speculation in most up-to-date months over his future.
A listing in The Sun this present day claims that Arsenal will likelihood him running down his contract within the occasion that they’ll’t gather a rate of £20m for him this summer season.
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And Carragher thinks that it will dangle to be the perfect course of promenade if Arsenal needs to qualify for the Champions League.
Carragher said on Sky Sports activities: “It’s racy on yarn of Liverpool dangle been within the identical direct as Arsenal against the highest of my profession whenever you’re correct missing out on the highest-four.
“It’s okay to dangle rules treasure ‘we by no advance let a participant mosey on a Bosman ruling’, but whenever you’re Mikel Arteta, dangle to get extra likelihood of getting support within the Champions League if he stays?
“That’s the choice they dangle to produce. At this stage, there’s itsy-bitsy doubt that Aubameyang is too correct for Arsenal. We had that at Liverpool with Luis Suarez and obvious other gamers.
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“You’re decided to protect protect of them on yarn of you should compose around these gamers. If they mosey you feel treasure you’re starting all around the build as soon as more.
“That will be a name for them. It’s okay announcing ‘if he doesn’t must be there, let him mosey’. But it’s now not as easy whenever you’re at that membership and you’ve got got got got a participant of such vast name quality who will be there or thereabouts for the Golden Boot yearly.
“It’s now not easy to procure goalscorers so I’d protect Aubameyang and gaze what it’s most likely you’ll perchance carry out, gaze whenever it’s most likely you’ll perchance ship gamers in around him and hopefully dangle a a hit season and convince him to protect over the next 12 months.
“If now not, it aloof affords Arsenal the next likelihood of getting support within the highest-four and that’s where they could aloof be.”