Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly on the move, and according to former Gunner Lukas Podolski, the club should not force him to stay.

The Gabon international is coming into the final year of his contract and talks of an extension have stalled, with Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Barcelona said to be ‘observing’ the situation.

Former Germany international Podolski feels it is an opportunity he may not be able to turn down and has backed him to leave.

“When you have a fantastic season like he had, many clubs are interested,” Podolski told Sky Sports.

“When a player has a wish to play for a big team or a dream to play in Italy or Spain, or like Aubameyang and his link with Real Madrid.

“If he has a dream to play for this club when he’s young, then why not? As a player, you have to take this chance to play for a club like that.”

The 30-year-old joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, and he has scored 61 goals in 87 games.


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