President of Gabon FA, Pierre Alain Mounguengui, has urged compatriot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave Arsenal for a more ambitious club.
Aubameyang who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, will be out of contract in the summer of 2021.
There have been suggestions that the Gunners could look to cash in on the 30-year-old this summer in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer next year.
Aubameyang has never played in the Champions League for the Gunners since and with Arsenal spending the current football hiatus stuck in mid-table there is only a slim chance that they could take a place at European football’s top table next season.
And Mounguengui is urging him to quit the Emirates for a club playing more on his level.
“I don’t want to say that Arsenal aren’t ambitious, but Arsenal don’t have ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned,” Mounguengui told ESPN.
“So if Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he’d definitely find his place there.
“On an individual level, we all consider him to be among the best players in the world, but the advice I give to him is to continue to work and to attract the attention of the biggest clubs and the most ambitious clubs.”
European giants Barcelona and Inter Milan have both been linked with Aubameyang, and Mounguengui says he has been let down by the players around him at Arsenal.
“Aubameyang is a world-class player,” he added, “but for him, or anyone else in Europe who hasn’t won a major honour, football is a collective sport.
“Right now, he’s at Arsenal, and he’s won nothing here, so it’s a collective failing.”
Aubameyang came close to winning his first trophy with Arsenal when they faced Manchester City in the League Cup final in 2018 but lost 3-0.
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