Arsenal fans are completely used to their star players entering the final year of their deal, but that doesn’t make it any better.
It’s a nightmare situation for the club as it limits their leverage in any transfer negotiations, they’ll be reluctant to build a team around someone who could leave for free and then they have a tough task trying to find a replacement.
Kevin Prince-Boateng and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang appeared on video talking to each other and the striker’s contract situation at Arsenal came up:
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 28, 2020
You can see that both feel a bit awkward after Aubameyang refuses to say whether he wants to stay or leave, and Boateng eventually rescues the situation with a joke about them swapping teams.
Of course it would be a surprise to see him unveil his future plans like this, but it won’t exactly convince the fans that he’s planning to stay for much longer.