Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he doesn't need to win trophies to be classed as one of football's best strikers but conceded it's always better to get some silverware at the end of a season.
The Gabon international hasn't lifted a trophy - aside from individual honours - since Borussia Dortmund won the DFB-Pokal in 2017, while before that he had only won three other major honours in his career.
Aubameyang's desire to win some more silverware will be crucial when he considers his future at the end of the season, but the 30-year-old has stressed he doesn't need to fill his trophy cabinet to be considered as one of the best strikers around.
I love Ian Wright’s comment on Aubameyang’s Instagram post regarding his miss last night. pic.twitter.com/bEOl4K6mIa— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) February 28, 2020
Aubameyang's future has been a source of some concern for Arsenal fans of late, with the striker set to enter the final 12 months of his contract at the end of the current campaign. Barcelona are among the clubs who have been tentatively linked with a possible transfer, while some reports even suggest the Gunners have already started looking for replacements (such as Gent's Jonathan David), in the event that the 30-year-old fails to commit to the club beyond 2021.
However, Aubameyang's latest comments about trophies not being an absolute necessity may well ease fears over an imminent push to leave.
Arsenal could yet end this season with a trophy to their name, as they're one of just four remaining 'big six' sides left in the FA Cup.
Source : 90min