Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly waiting to see if Laliga giants Barcelona offer him a contract before pledging his future to Arsenal.
According to reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Aubameyang is still weighing up his options before he signs a new deal at the Emirates.
Aubameyang’s current contract expires in the summer of 2021 and LaLiga giants Barca have been linked with a move for the 31-year-old in recent months as he stalls on signing a new deal.
The Gunners’ captain underlined his unquestionable importance to the club with a fine performance when it mattered most last weekend, as his double led the club to a historic 14th FA Cup win.
Speaking to The Beautfiul Game Podcast, Romano said: “Aubameyang is waiting to see if other top clubs offer him a contract, like Barcelona. At the moment, no one has made a bid.
“Yes they are talking and it’s up to Aubameyang because the contract has been offered to Auba many months ago, they did what they can, they offered him an important contract and he’s going to decide soon.
“He is also considering the possibility of staying at Arsenal, because they’re doing everything to let him stay at the club, Arteta, all the board, Edu, they are calling him everyday. There is a good possibility he will stay.”
Meanwhile, former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has told talkSPORT he would stay at the North London club if he was in Aubameyang’s position.
Wilshere, who ended his 10-year spell at the Emirates by joining West Ham in 2018, told talkSPORT: “It’s massive for the club that they get him to stay. You can see what he brings.
“I was there when he signed and straight away from the first training session, you knew that he was world class. He scores goals with his left and right foot, he can beat a man.
“I was lucky enough to play with a few players like that, but he was one of the best. If I was in his shoes? Arsenal’s a massive club. He’s the captain, the fans love him, he’s got the respect of the whole club.
“If I was him I’d stay, but it’s easy for me to say that. Listen, as I said, it’s important they keep him because he’s their go-to man, he’s their best player, he’s their leader.”