Martin Keown makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prediction after Arsenal’s FA Cup heroics

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Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s performance in the FA Cup final will be his last appearance in an Arsenal shirt. The Gabonese star scored a brace as the Gunners came from behind to see Chelsea at Wembley.

But speculation has persisted for months that Aubameyang will seek new pasture with his contract in his final 12 months.

The 31-year-old has had to do without Champions League football and that is not about to change with Arsenal in the midst of a rebuild.

And Keown believes Aubameyang’s reluctance to engage on the North London side suggests the writing could be on the wall.



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“This will be ‘Aubameyang’s final’, but I’m afraid we’ve seen the striker leave Arsenal after two and a half years of goals scored,” he told MailSport.

“We’ve all seen how he shut down his questions about his future after his brace won the FA Cup for Arsenal and booked their place in Europe next season.

“The 31-year-old has not signed an overtime and it is now important that Arsenal resolve their future one way or another this summer.

“They can’t let another saga of distracting contracts crop up, as we’ve seen with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.



The striker has been silent on his future so far

“But if Aubameyang leaves, then they will have to replace the goals they lose. He guarantees you at least 20 per season – even when operating as an inside left wing striker. ”

Since joining Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, the forward has been the most prolific leader in the Premier League.

He remains Arsenal’s main threat after scoring 29 in all competitions this quarter.

Discussions over a contract extension had to be put on hold when the coronavirus pandemic hit and that now leaves the Gunners with little time as they seek to make a decision on the best course of action to take.

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