Former Chelsea midfielder thinks Aubameyang should target a bigger club than Chelsea

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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have just a year left on his contract with the Gunners at the end of the season, and the Gabonese player is believed to be keen on leaving Arsenal.

Since joining Arsenal in 2017, the 30-year-old has scored 61 goals in 97 games for Arsenal, proving that he’s indeed a top class striker.

Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Barcelona, as both clubs are looking to sign a new striker this summer, but former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has told the Gunners striker to seek for a better project at this stage of his career where he can win trophies, rather than join Frank Lampard’s project at Chelsea.

He told ESPN FC: “The decision he’s got to make is what do I have in terms of options, Chelsea are a project at the moment, if he believes they are a project far enough down the line that are going to compete when everything gets up and running again, then fine.

“At his age, he’s really going to be looking to get into somewhere where they’re going to be fighting for the title now, they’re going to be fighting for the Champions League now.

“That’s where he is in his career, he’s good enough to be doing that, he’s shown that at Dortmund, he’s shown that at Arsenal, an inferior team, so he needs to make sure he is making the right decision.”

Burley added: “I believe if he gets an offer from clubs that are further down the line than Chelsea in terms of their progress, I think he will take that.

“But if Chelsea can get him, they should go for him, and if Arsenal lose him that’s just another big body blow to Mikel Arteta.”

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