Reports from Spain claimed Pierre-Emerick Emiliano Francois Aubameyang has made a decision to join FC Barcelona when the summer transfer window opens. According to the reports the player has made the decision after reviewing Arsenal's new contract proposal to tie him down to a new term.
Arsenal have missed out three consecutive years of UEFA Champions league football. The football club mainly depends on this competitions revenue for several years in the past while building their new stadium. But the absence in this competition did not only have financial impacts rather it also has negative effect to attract established stars. One of the main headache for the club is to renew players contracts. Most of the players who established them selves in the first team are on their final 18 months of their current contract.
It has been a headache for the football club in the past when it comes to player contract renewal as many players left for relatively lower fee to opponent teams. Some of the players that can be mentioned in this regard are: Samir Nasri moving to Manchester City, Robin Van Persie joining Manchester United and others. All these players left the club when their remaining contract is just 12 months. So it will take a massive effort to convince and ensure Aubemyang wears the north Londoners red and white jersey the coming season.
In other sport news, Manchester United's January recruit Portuguese star Bruno Fernades wins player of the month for the club and PFA. He has also won the player of the month award for February in the premier league. He is the third Portuguese player to win the award after Cristiano Ronaldo and Deco with Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.Read more