Arsenal

Arsenal already have their Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replacement after Edu’s £28m transfer

In recent years, being named Arsenal captain has been a curse.
Few captains have been good leaders on the pitch for the Gunners, from William Gallas to Granit Xhaka, and many stars, such as Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry, have departed the club soon after being named to the position.

FB IMG 16311733999518296Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one of the most seasoned players in an extraordinarily young Arsenal group, is the current club captain.
The 32-year-old isn’t known for his leadership qualities, but he is one of the most popular members of the Arsenal squad, as well as their leading striker since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

However, Aubameyang’s current contract at the Emirates Stadium expires in less than two years, and he isn’t getting any younger, so a new deal at the Emirates Stadium appears doubtful.

When the former Dortmund striker leaves, the north London club will need to recruit a new captain, and Martin Odegaard might be an internal candidate.

However, Aubameyang’s current contract at the Emirates Stadium expires in less than two years, and he isn’t getting any younger, so a new deal at the Emirates Stadium appears doubtful.

When the former Dortmund striker leaves, the north London club will need to recruit a new captain, and Martin Odegaard might be an internal candidate.

FB IMG 16311735240881283“We’ve played a lot of huge games in recent years, but we haven’t always been able to solve it optimally.” We believed it would be beneficial to talk about how we can prevent making fresh mistakes.

“We’ve played a lot of key matches and then come back and said we should do this and that.”

We thought it was fine that we were able to air everything ahead of time this time. It wasn’t anything innovative; we simply had a conversation.

“It was primarily about what had occurred over a period of several years. We haven’t been nearly where we should be during major matches since I joined the national team. I believe the response to the chat was excellent.”

Given Arsenal’s recent struggles, the former Real Sociedad loanee’s leadership is exactly what they require. And it’s because of these qualities that he could be the ideal Aubameyang replacement when the time comes.