Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father drops Arsenal exit hint

first_imgPierre-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’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘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. Advertisement 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.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAubameyang, 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.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 26 Jul 2020 8:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kSharescenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father drops Arsenal exit hint Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

CAFCL: We will not return Champions League trophy and medals – Esperance

first_imgEsperance de Tunis say they will not return the trophy and medals of the CAF Champions League to CAF as instructed and will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.The Tunisians were ordered to return the CAF Champions League trophy and medals and replay the second leg of their final with Wydad Casablanca, following an Emergency CAF Executive Committee meeting in Paris.The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed.Wydad wanted the video assistant referee to check if the goal should stand but the system was not working.After more than 90 minutes delay, Esperance were declared Champions.The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said the second leg will be replayed at a neutral venue.The 1-1 draw from the first leg in Morocco stands.The replay will be after the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which ends on 19 July.A Caf statement said “conditions of game and safety were not met” in the second leg and made clear Esperance players must return their winners’ medals as well as the trophy.But Esperance immediately responded in a tweet that they will treat the CAF Exco decisions with complete disregard.The Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed also took to twitter to salute the Tunisian security forces and says “those who question Tunisia’s security should assume the responsibility.”He has also praised Esperance fans for their discipline and says he will not give up Esperance’s or any Tunisian team’s rights.last_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo to Bucks fans at celebration: ‘After this day … please don’t call me MVP’

first_img Anthony Davis to skip FIBA Basketball World Cup, still planning to play in Olympics, report says Avery Bradley explains decision to sign with Lakers “It’s the whole season, right here in this trophy. And not just the season — and the moments behind the scenes — but when I am back home with my family, that they support me on a daily basis. They want me to be successful. When I look at this trophy, that’s what I see.“And by people calling me the MVP, that’s not going to help me. So that’s why I said, from this day on, I don’t want to be the MVP. I’m just Giannis, and let’s go get something bigger.”While he’s enjoyed a tour this offseason that’s included stops in California, Las Vegas and his native Greece, he’s still working out and already looking forward to preparing for next season. “After this day, July 14, please, please, please — do me this favor, so I can be better, I can be a better player, I can lead this city to win a championship — please don’t call me MVP,” Antetokounmpo said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Until I win it again next year.“Let me tell you why. I work my butt off every single day … When I look at this trophy, man … it’s all the days that I was mad, all the days I was happy, all the days I was in pain, all the days I was upset … We could be better. Related News Giannis Antetokounmpo says he’s only reached ’60 percent’ of his potential after MVP season To Giannis Antetokounmpo, winning the 2018-19 NBA MVP award has been a humbling experience.Speaking Sunday during a meet-and-greet with fans at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, the Bucks star asked fans to refrain from chanting his credentials — at least until he repeats. “I cannot wait for the season to start and get back to my routine,” Antetokounmpo said.Antetokounmpo, coming off his sixth season with the Bucks, helped Milwaukee to the NBA’s best record at 60-22 while averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game.At 24, he last month became the youngest MVP winner since Derrick Rose in 2010-11.last_img read more