Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has decided to leave the club, Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand claims. The Gabon international netted twice to guide Arsenal to FA Cup success on Saturday night.
Following the Gunners’ 2-1 win, Aubameyang was asked about his future at the Emirates.
The 31-year-old is out of contract next summer and Mikel Arteta could be forced to sell the striker if he fails to commit his future to the club.
When asked whether he’s staying at Arsenal, Aubameyang said: “I’m really not thinking about this.
“I just want to enjoy with the guys and take the trophy now.”
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After seeing Aubameyang’s post-match interview, Ferdinand told BT Sport: “That to me says he’s gone. I just feel like either there’s been no negotiation up until now which I don’t believe.
“I feel there have definitely been negotiations or he’s already decided I’m going to go.
“I’m going to enjoy this moment with my team-mates and I don’t want to talk about my future.
“From my own perspective if I’m committed to the club and I know I’m staying this is a moment for me to say I’m going to sort it out it’s not done yet but I will try and get it sorted out here guys.
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“That just sounds like someone who is looking to go elsewhere.
“Arsenal need to do all they can to get this guy to stay.”
Arteta was asked about Aubameyang’s future after their FA Cup final win, with the Gunners boss admitting he’s confident the striker will stay.
He said: “He knows what I think about him. I want to build the squad around him.
“I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done.
“But I think these moments will help him to realise and believe that we are in the right path and he is a big part of that.
“He is loved by everybody at the club. Hopefully he can continue with us.”
When asked if the striker will extend his deal, Arteta added: “I think he will, yes.”
Arsenal’s FA Cup win booked them a place in next season’s Europa League.
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