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Arsenal legend Ian Wright begs Aubameyang to stay after Europa misery and says club will be in ‘deep trouble’ if he goes

ARSENAL legend Ian Wright is begging star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club.

Aubameyang missed a shocking sitter which would have put the Gunners through to the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Ian Wright and Aubameyang were gutted after Arsenal were KO’d from Europa League

They were stunned at home by Olympiakos and, to add to their misery, Aubameyang is stalling over signing a new contract.

His deal runs out at the end of next season and he is understood to be frustrated by the club’s lack of progress in the Premier League and Europe, with top sides around the continent waiting to pounce on the unsettled Gabon ace, 30.

Boss Mikel Arteta’s side are heavily reliant on Aubameyang. He was joint top scorer in the Prem last season with 22 goals and has already bagged 20 in all competitions this time around.

Auba appeared to be close to tears at full-time as Arsenal went out 2-2 on away goals.

The Gunners also lost to Chelsea in the Europa League final last season, missing out on another chance to qualify for the Champions League.

Wright said on Instagram: “We love you!!! This club loves you. Our fans love you.

“If you weren’t here with all due respect to the rest of our team we’d be in deep trouble.

“For you to score the amount of goals you are scoring whilst doing all that defending is just incredible!!!

“(Please stay and sign the ting).”

Aubameyang is desperate to get back playing in the Champions League and admirers Barcelona can offer him the chance to compete at the highest level – plus link up with superstar Lionel Messi.

After Thursday night’s heartbreak, Aubameyang wrote on Instagram: “I woke up this morning praying as usual and I thank God for what he gave me. An incredible family and you fans are part of it.

“Thanks for all the messages and the love I received yesterday. Football is great even if it gives you strange emotions.

“But I take it as a lesson and keep my head up, the season’s not over yet, we’ll fight as a team to the end.”

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