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MARTIN KEOWN: Aubameyang must not become a Mesut Ozil saga for Arsenal 

MARTIN KEOWN: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has the aura of Thierry Henry… but he must NOT become a Mesut Ozil saga for Arsenal

This will go down as ‘The Aubameyang Final’, but I fear we saw the striker sign off from Arsenal after two-and-a-half goal-laden years.

We all saw how he shut down questions about his future after his double won the FA Cup for Arsenal and booked their place in Europe next season.

Arsene Wenger was always careful with how he spent money but midway through his final season in charge, he agreed to splash out £56million for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to thank for winning their 14th FA Cup title

The talisman was the best player on the pitch and scored a sublime chip to win the match

The talisman was the best player on the pitch and scored a sublime chip to win the match

The 31-year-old has not signed an extension and it is now important that Arsenal resolve his future one way or another this summer.

They cannot allow another distracting contract saga to crop up, as we saw with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. 

But if Aubameyang does depart, then they will need to replace the goals…