Arsenal will have to sell their striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he fails to sign a new contract, Ray Parlour has said.
The Arsenal legend, however, revealed that he actually hopes an extended stay can be agreed for the Gabon forward.
According to him, it is very hard to keep a player who does not want to stay, so the Gunners have a very tough decision to make ahead of next season.
He added that it will all depend on Arteta as well because Auba will want to remain a part of his project if he is sure that the Spaniard is taking the club forward.
His words, “I think you’ve got to sell him if he doesn’t sign a contract, and then take the money and try to replace him.
“It’s really difficult to keep a player if he doesn’t want to stay.
“It’s a big decision to make, but I don’t know what sort of money you could get for him if he doesn’t want to stay. If you get a good fee for him then you have to try and go out and replace him.
“That is difficult, but it has happened at every single club when players come to the last year of their contract.
“I’m praying that he wants to stay and Arsenal can sign him on a new contract and he can be there for the next two or three years under [Mikel] Arteta.
“It all depends on the manager as well, if they get on, and also if he feels the club is going forward.
“That is the big decision the club have got to make, but hopefully he stays.”
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