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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Looks Like He Has Decided To Leave Arsenal, Says Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand is not confident over Arsenal's chances of keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his FA Cup final heroics

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Looks Like He Has Decided To Leave Arsenal, Says Rio Ferdinand
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores his side's first goal from the penalty spot during the FA Cup final match against Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on August 1, 2020
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Looks Like He Has Decided To Leave Arsenal, Says Rio Ferdinand
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2020-08-02T14:37:55+05:30

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks like he has already decided to pursue an Arsenal exit, according to Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand. (More Football News)

Having already inspired Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City, the Gabon international scored both goals as the Gunners came from behind to defeat rivals Chelsea 2-1 in Saturday's final at Wembley.

READ: Arteta Hopes To 'Build Squad Around Aubameyang'

It capped a superb season for the club captain, who has scored 29 goals across all competitions and been prolific ever since signing from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

The future of Aubameyang has been intensely debated as he is out of contract in 12 months, with the Gunners not in next season's Champions League, though this win ensured they do at least reach the Europa League.

In an on-pitch interview prior to lifting the trophy, Aubameyang, 31, insisted he had nothing to say when asked to clarify his future.

Ferdinand felt the implication was clear.

READ: Aubameyang Double Delight As Gunners Win FA Cup

"That says he is gone," the former Manchester United and England defender told BT Sport after Arsenal's record 14th FA Cup triumph. 

"[He said], 'I'm going to enjoy this moment with my team-mates and I don't want to talk about my future'.

"That says to me I just feel like either there have been no negotiations up to now, which I don't believe, or he has already decided he is going to go.

"I'm just talking about my perspective. If I am committed to the club and staying, this is a moment for me to get it sorted out [and say], 'It is not done yet but I am going to get it sorted out here guys'.

"He won't thank me for saying it, but he sounded like someone who is already looking to go elsewhere.

"Arsenal need to do all they can to get this guy to stay - 70 goals in 109 appearances says it all. And the way he finished [the second goal against Chelsea], Jesus, it was unbelievable."


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