President of Gabon FA wants Aubameyang to move to an "ambitious" club

The president of Gabon’s football association, Pierre Alain Mounguengui has called on the nation’s captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave Arsenal in order to find a club that matches his ambitions.

Arsenal are in one of their worst top-flight season for more than 50 years, with only one ray of hope, their captain Aubameyang.

Aubameyang was the joint top scorer of the 18/19 season with 22 goals and has already scored 17 in 29 games this season. He is just two behind the league’s top scorer, Jamie Vardy. 

In all, the player has 61 goals for the club in just 97 games which shows how impressive he has been in north London.

A plethora of sides have been interested in signing the striker, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, rivals Manchester United and even Chelsea. 

With Arsenal most likely not to be a part of the Champions League again next season, the president has a desire that the player moves to another club that matches his ambitions.

Mounguengui told ESPN, “I don’t want to say that Arsenal aren’t ambitious but Arsenal don’t have the ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned. So if Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he’d definitely find his place there. 

On an individual level, we all consider him to be among the best players in the world but the advice I give to him is to continue to work and to attract the attention of the biggest clubs and the most ambitious clubs.”

Silverware has not been in his favor, having lost two finals, the Carabao Cup and the Europa League, while this season, the Gunners only have a chance to get their hands on the FA Cup. 

“All Gabonese people see Aubameyang at this level, where he can now end his career at a major club and above all, beyond individual trophies, to bring home a major competition. 

Auba has a habit of saying that if a club honors could come, that wouldn’t be bad but that he could also settle for the personal accolades he’s won,” Mounguengui further added.

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