Ray Parlour thinks Arsenal will sell ‘fantastic’ first-teamer in January
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Ray Parlour thinks Arsenal will sell 'fantastic' first-teamer in January

Arsenal will try and move Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on this month as the striker continues to be frozen out of the club by manager Mikel Arteta.

That’s the view of former Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour, anyway. Parlour believes that Aubameyang’s days are numbered at Arsenal. The Gabon striker is currently away with his national team for the AFCON. But, as his rotten run continues, he has now picked up Covid and will miss the opening game.

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And Parlour, speaking on Talksport yesterday, believes that Arsenal will indeed try and move Aubameyang on if they can in the January window.

“Well he’s obviously got covid at the moment, so he’ll miss the first few games in the AFCON. But I think they’ll be trying to get him out of the door. But it just depends if he wants to go or not doesn’t it,” Parlour commented.

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Aubameyang was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy last month following a breach of discipline. Since then, the Gunners have been flying and ‘Auba’ hasn’t managed to even come close to being selected. A number of teams are reportedly interested in signing him, including former club Borussia Dortmund.

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Mikel Arteta made a bold and big call with this one and he’s stuck firmly to his guns as well. Unfortunately for Aubameyang, that means there looks like being no way back.

It’s a great shame, too. Aubameyang was once one of the best strikers in world football. It all just seems to have fallen apart for him and from the outside looking in, he seems a long way off the ‘crazy’ and ‘hard-working’ character Thomas Tuchel claimed he was.

Parlour is right here, Arsenal will look to move him on. But his huge wages could be a real issue.

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