Joe Cole tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he has to leave Arsenal

first_imgArteta has a big job on his hands to secure fourth place (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta’s side sit in 10th place in the Premier League table, eight points off fourth-placed side Chelsea.The Gunners still have to play Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs, Leicester City and Wolves in their remaining 11 games, and Cole feels the club are being left behind.He added: ‘Traditionally they play good football, but again I think it’s a long road for them. I think they’re miles behind Chelsea and Tottenham, Man United, Man City.‘Man United seem to be coming back, it’s a long road for Arsenal.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mesut Ozil’s agent gives update on Arsenal midfielder’s futureMORE: Arsenal must repay fans £4.5million after Europa League humiliation Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Feb 2020 5:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares Comment Advertisement Joe Cole tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he has to leave Arsenalcenter_img Aubameyang has just 18 months left on his current deal (Picture: Getty Images)Former Chelsea winger Joe Cole has urged Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave the club if he wants to ‘cement himself as a top, top player’.The Gunners’ hopes of securing Champions League football took a major hit when they crashed out of the Europa League against Olympiacos on Thursday night.Aubameyang missed a sitter in the final moments of the match, as his side fell to a 2-1 loss on the night and went out of the competition on away goals.Ex-England midfielder Cole told BT Sport: ‘If I’m Aubameyang, I’d be looking out the door because he’s a player that needs to be playing at the very, very top level.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He needs to be playing in the Champions League. Mikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa LeagueTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:57FullscreenMikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa Leaguehttps://metro.co.uk/video/mikel-arteta-previews-arsenals-fa-cup-clash-portsmouth-crashing-europa-league-2120986/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He’s not played enough years in the Champions League to cement himself as a top, top player, which is what he actually is because his stats and his numbers add up with anyone.‘I think the process Arsenal have got to go through, they’ve got to go back to the days when they’re bringing players through, which they are, Saka, the left-back, I think is different class.‘But also they need to find these gems that they were finding 20 years ago. Arsenal will always be able to bring players in because of the name, because it’s in London and the stature of the club, players will want to play for Arsenal.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith just 18 months remaining on his Gunners deal, Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from England, with Barcelona one of the interested parties.The prospect of another season without Champions League football is has reportedly played a part on contract negotiations stalling. Advertisementlast_img

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