‘Aubameyang only player that would warrant a 500.000-a-week contract’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal should be doing everything in their power to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says former Gunners forward Perry Groves. The Gabon striker and the club have been negotiating a new deal for months without any agreement as a result. There has been many speculation about the forward leaving Arsenal this summer but Groves says he wouldn’t mind if the club offers Aubameyang a massive contract.

“I don’t care as an Arsenal fan, and I know we’re in difficult financial times, if they said Aubameyang is on £400,000, £500,000 a week, it wouldn’t bother me at all because some players warrant it,” Groves told TalkSPORT. “Some players warrant it and he does because he delivers. Fans get the hump with players that get a lot of money and don’t deliver and don’t look like they care.”

After seeing his side win the FA Cup, Groves feel that the trophy means more than finishing second in the Premier League. “I think your club’s history is made by the trophies you win,” Groves said. “I’d rather win the FA Cup than finish second in the Premier League because those players there, they have now embellished themselves on Arsenal’s history. Arsenal fans will remember that game and that group of players.”

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