Paul Ince says he can still see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang next season at Arsenal.
The 31-year-old signed a new three-year deal in the summer, reportedly worth £ 300,000 a week. But things haven’t gone well for the Gabon international ever since, and Ince says the striker’s body language is off.
Aubameyang scored 29 goals last season, 22 of them in the Premier League, but he only scored twice in the Premier League this time.
His poor form has been matched by the club, with just 10 goals from their 10 league matches to date.
He has been used on the left wing by Mikel Arteta this season and the forward admitted that this is not his preferred position. but is happy to help the team.
Aubameyang headed next when he was well-seeded in Sunday’s home defeat against Wolves and former Liverpool and Man Utd man Ince thinks something is off.
“Aubameyang worries me,” said Ince DAZN. He looks frustrated. He looks like he is not getting enough service.
‘If he doesn’t get service – even though he signed a three-year contract – I won’t be able to see him next year. I really can’t.
“‘I do not give a hoot [if he’s signed a new deal]. It looks like he has that kind of body language that he’s just not happy.
“It doesn’t look good.”
Wright asks for patience
Arsenal legend Ian Wright was busy punditry over the defeat to Wolves alongside Ince.
Wright was desperate to see the Gunners sign the forward to a new contract and believes he was likely promised new acquisitions to move him and the club forward.
“We have a striker, you have to say that in the final stages of his career, he’s in his best years and he signed them to Arsenal,” said Wright.
“Probably on the condition that there are players who come to help him get Arsenal where they need to be, but that is not happening at the moment.
“I’m sure Mikel wants that, but at the moment he can’t. He doesn’t have that money to spend to get that player to help too, and he’s trying to coach a team to help them play a certain way to get results. I need patience. “
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