Winners All Round…
Arteta’s policy of bringing in ‘mature’ players to help Arsenal to glory has not worked out so well. Think Ozil, Willian…and now Aubameyang. Yes, we know, some of those(Ozil) were already there. However, the prospect of a fat contract has not proven enough to bring out the best of those players, not by a long stretch. We hope that this policy has now been consigned to the dustbin of history.
Arsenal have saved a massive reported 350k a week by getting rid of Auba. Whilst Aubameyang leaves on a ‘free’, in fact, Arsenal are winners here. They get someone whose form has been very ordinary, yet still earns massive wages, off the books.
The recruitment of Sergio Aguero, another ‘mature’ player, did not work out so well for Barca. However, they have now repeated the process by bringing in Aubameyang. The good news for them is, that even if Aubameyang continues his post contract Arsenal form, it will not cost them too much.
…the Gabon forward may just get 2m euros this season – rather than the circa 9m euros (£7.5m) he was due at Arsenal – and more later.
So, Barcelona have hired a previously World Class forward(previously), in the hope that he will rediscover his ambition and pride. Best of all, if it doesn’t work out, it will cost them a paupers wages(in modern standards) compared to what Aubameyang was earning at Arsenal.
The ‘Gabon forward’ has not been the same in the last couple of years.
Age shouldn’t be an issue, after all Ronaldo and Messi still keep going, despite being much older. It must likely come down to pride..pride in your team, and motivation in setting new goals.
The Aubameyang contract has not worked out well for all concerned. Hopefully, all will now benefit from his move to Barcelona..and Arsenal can now find a striker who is worthy of a club of this stature.