Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry said he is not qualified to convince Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club because he also left the club during his playing days. He stressed that at some point, everybody would have to do what they have to do.
Thierry Henry is regarded as the best player that has ever played for the Gunners. He still owns the all-time highest goal scorer record of the club despite leaving the club over 13 years ago.
During his time at Arsenal, he won everything for the North London club including two Premier League titles but he couldn’t win the Champions League title for the club but managed to take the club to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final.
In June 2007, he broke the hearts of Arsenal fans when he decided to leave the club to join Spanish La Liga side Barcelona. While at Barcelona, he achieved his dream of winning the champions league title.
In the case of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he has been the best player of Arsenal since he joined the club in 2018. In the 2018-2019 season, he was a joint-top scorer in the Premier League with no trophy to show for it.
In the suspended 2019-2020 season, he has scored over 20 goals in all competitions with no title on sight for him. The least consolation he would have gotten which is a Champions League spot is eluding him as the club currently sits 9th on the league table.
Thierry Henry Wants Aubameyang to make his own decision
Aubameyang will be out of contract in 2021 and there have been a series of reports linking him with a move to other clubs. He is 30-year-old and the fear of not winning anything tangible in European football despite being such a fantastic striker is gradually catching up with him.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and many other top European clubs can’t wait to earn his signature. Fans and the coach of the club Mikel Arteta won’t want him to leave. They won’t mind if the club’s legend like Henry can help them convince him to stay.
“Everybody will do whatever they have to do”, Henry told Sky Sports. “How am I going to say to someone to stay when I left? Things happen but that doesn’t kill the love that you have for a place.
“As an Arsenal fan you want him to stay, but as a football player, he will assess the situation with his family, with his dad, and see what is best for them.
“If you’re an Arsenal man then you don’t want him to leave, but the guy has a career and I don’t know what’s in his head.
“All I know is that we are definitely going to miss his goals if he does leave. He does score goals and if you take the goals of Aubameyang away, it’s a tough one.
“I respect people and what they have to go through and what desire or dream they have, but as an Arsenal man, any Arsenal fan would be crazy to say he should leave.
“I don’t want him to leave, but on the other side, you have to understand the guy has a life and maybe he needs to see something else. Who knows? I hope that he stays.”