Gary Neville has told Sky Sports’ The Football Show (Wednesday, 09:40am) that Arsenal’s board made a mistake in handing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a contract to 2021 – having signed him only three years earlier.
Aubameyang was a £56million signing in January 2018 from Borussia Dortmund and the striker has since been handed the Arsenal captaincy, scoring 61 goals in 97 league and cup appearances for the north London side.
However, Aubameyang’s £180,000-a-week (Sun) contract is due to expire in just over 12 months time, and that has seen a whole host of sides become interested. Indeed, The Sun claim Arsenal may accept offers of £20million.
Given the furore around Aubameyang’s future, Neville spoke of the mistake the Gunners board have made over his contract – with the north London side only handing the Gabonese ace a three-and-a-half-year deal in January 2018.