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‘It would be madness’: Arsenal legend says club cannot afford to sell Aubameyang to Man Utd

Ray Parlour insists it would be ‘madness’ for Arsenal to let star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave for Manchester United this summer.

“It would be madness to let him go, but players have got all the power these days,” Parlour told Talksport.

“Aubameyang and Lacazette have been absolutely brilliant this season. It looks like they’ve got a really good relationship up front, you can see how they celebrate goals.

“I’d be amazed by that [if he signed for United], I really would. That would shock me.

“That wouldn’t be good from an Arsenal supporters’ point of view – we all remember when Robin van Persie left to United and they ended up winning the league the following season….

“When I go to pre-season, I’m really hoping Aubameyang is on that plane.”

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A move for Aubameyang seems far-fetched to say the least. The likelihood of Arsenal letting the Gabonese international go is minimal and he would require a huge transfer fee.

However, United do need a striker this summer as Romelu Lukaku’s exit looms. Lukaku has expressed his desire to move to Serie A and Inter Milan are rumoured with his signature.

Aubameyang scored 22 Premier League goals last time out, sharing the golden boot award with Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero.

Here’s where the Aubameyang to Old Trafford rumours seemingly started. Talksport presenter Andy Goldstein claimed he has an inside source telling him the Reds are ready to make a move for the Arsenal striker.

 

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