Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father drops Arsenal exit hint

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not yet agreed a new contract with Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not yet agreed a new contract with Arsenal (Reuters)

Arsenal fans fear Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will leave the club this summer following an Instagram post by the striker’s father on the final day of the Premier League season.

Aubameyang has less than a year remaining on his current deal with Arsenal and the Gunners risk losing their leading striker on a free transfer next summer if he fails to agree a new contract.

Earlier this week, reports claimed that Arsenal are set to offer the 31-year-old a deal worth £250,000 a week to stay at the club.

But following Arsenal’s 3-2 victory against Watford on Sunday, Aubameyang’s father, Pierre-Francois, posted a cryptic message in which he stressed that his son ‘must make the right decision for the rest of your career’.

‘My son, who wouldn’t be proud to have a son like you. Bravo, bravo, bravo,’ Aubameyang Sr posted on Instagram.

‘You really are a scorer. Every season you respond with your efficiency, last season 22 goals, this season 22 goals. I can only congratulate you and tell you once again my pride.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended the Premier League season with 22 goals for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended the Premier League season with 22 goals for Arsenal (Getty Images)

‘We must make the right decision for the rest of your career.

‘They speaks a lot in the press, they do not know that we are Bantu and that there is a hierarchy the decision is taken after the advice of the wise man who is your father.

‘We will be set very soon, sleep peacefully my son, your father watches the grain. I love you.’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father played key role in negotiations with Arsenal in January 2018 (Instagram)

Aubameyang’s father also made a similar reference to ‘watching the grain’ shortly after the striker had secured his move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal in January 2018.

‘I am never far, because it is very important to accompany your children and to take care of the grain, I harvest what I have sown,’ Aubameyang’s father posted on Instagram shortly after his son’s arrival at Arsenal.

‘A big thank you to Michael Zorc, to the president and to the whole Dortmund family without forgetting the fans for allowing the improvement of this seed, thank you again for all.’

Aubameyang, meanwhile, narrowly missed on winning the Premier League Golden Boot.

Jamie Vardy picked up the award with his 23 goals for Leicester City, but Aubameyang came close as he scored twice in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Watford.

The 31-year-old finished the Premier League campaign on 22 goals.

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