Arsenal has to promise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that they will sign world-class players if they need him to stay at the club, Robin van Persie has said.
RVP recently revealed that that the club must convince the Gabonese that they will build a squad that can challenge for the EPL and UCL if they want him to stay.
According to him, the African has to be surrounded by world-class players for him to have the belief that the club can challenge in the nearest future.
He added that winning the FA Cup is a good step for the players, but they need to focus on the bigger trophies henceforth.
His words, “Arsenal would like for him to stay, he hasn’t really come out yet with his opinion. He got asked the question after the FA Cup final and he didn’t answer so I don’t know.
“I don’t know what he thinks, I don’t know what Arsenal have offered him and I’m not really talking about money, I’m more talking about players because players like him want to play with world-class players. He is a world-class player in my opinion, and he wants to be surrounded by world-class players.
“Then you have to ask him, and it’s up to him, if he thinks that he can win the Premier League at Arsenal. Because winning the FA Cup was very nice but these types of players, and Arsenal Football Club, want to compete for the Premier League and the Champions League. That is the big goal. You want to compete with the best teams that there are.
“I can’t really judge from the outside but you have to just put it in place. Arsenal need to make their mind up and Aubameyang as well and find each other or not.
“That’s how it is and in the end, part of it now is business and he will calculate that for himself and the club will do as well.”
“Arteta has been there less than eight months and walked away with an FA Cup, he is someone who can make a difference and if he wants the striker at the football club he will be influential.”
“I don’t think they should be held to ransom as they appeared to be over the Mesut Ozil contract but on the pitch Aubameyang seems like a different person.
“Just getting him to sign keeps a huge amount of belief and hope for the future – but not one individual is bigger than the football club as the Ozil saga has shown.”