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Some Arsenal fans are convinced £200k-a-week star will leave this summer

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Some Arsenal fans are convinced £200k-a-week star will leave this summer

A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to express their concern with the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the wake of the Gunners’ Europa League elimination last night.

Mikel Arteta’s charges took a slender 1-0 lead into the last-32 second leg at the Emirates Stadium as Olympiacos came to town.

Arsenal were taken to extra time by Pape Abou Cisse’s goal early in the second half which levelled the tie, but Aubameyang’s overhead kick in the 113th minute seemed to have nudged the Gunners into the next round.

As extra time entered its latter stages, however, Arsenal conceded again, this time through the unmarked Youssef El Arabi’s effort.

Most heartbreakingly for Aubameyang, he failed to put away a late gilt-edged opportunity, which meant the visitors progressed to the next round on away goals.

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Most of the Arsenal fanbase has rallied round the Gabon international, who has been superb for the Gunners since his arrival in 2018.

However, some supporters are anxious because the Europa League would arguably have been the best chance for Arsenal to make the Champions League.

At present, the Gunners are seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, and qualification via a top-four Premier League finish looks a tall order.

As for Aubameyang, his £200,000-per-week contract expires at the end of the 2020-21 season and talks between the striker and club over a new deal have so far failed to provide a breakthrough.

With the likelihood of Champions League football next season having diminished, some fans worry the chances of the Gabon international leaving in the summer have increased.

Here is some of the fan reaction on social media:

 

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