Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes statement on trophies and his career
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a statement on his career and trophies following Arsenal’s progression to the FA Cup quarter-finals – and their Europa League exit.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he does not have to win trophies to be considered a top striker.
The Gunners attacker is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League alongside Jamie Vardy this year on 17 strikes, but will have just one year remaining on his Arsenal contract at the end of this season.
Mikel Arteta stated this week that he wants to keep Aubameyang “under any circumstances”, but the Gunners face a tough struggle to secure a Champions League place this season.
The likes of Barcelona have been linked with a move for the Gabon international, who insists that he will not need trophies to be considered a great striker.
“I’m a striker so I will defend my side – I don’t think you need trophies to be a top striker,”
“Of course, it can help you but we’ve seen a lot of great players that didn’t win trophies but we respect them because of their quality.