Thierry Henry says he’s in no position to tell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay after he left Arsenal for Barcelona, but he hopes the forward stays at the club.

Daily Mirror 8 May 2020

“Everyone will do whatever they have to do,” Henry told Sky Sports. “How am I going to say to someone to stay when I left?

“As an Arsenal fan you want them to stay but, as a football player, he will assess the situation with his family, with his dad, and see what’s best for them.

“If you’re an Arsenal man you don’t want him to leave but also the guy has a career and I don’t know what’s in his head.

“We are definitely going to miss his goals if he does leave. If you take the goals of Aubameyang away it’s a tough one.”

EA recently announced their Team of the Seasons So Far for FIFA Ultimate Team, with Bernd Leno and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both making the cut.

First, Leno made it into the Community Team of the Season, as voted by the fans. This team was specifically for players who hadn’t had more than one performance-based special item throughout FUT 20 so far.

The new Leno card is 88 rated overall. It has 90 diving, 91 reflexes, 89 handling, 60 speed, 82 kicking and 88 positioning. A strong addition to your team if you can get your hands on one.

Next, EA released the Premier League Team of The Season So Far. Unsurprisingly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the cut as a striker. The Arsenal centre-forward is the league’s second-top scorer after all.

Aubameyang got an even bigger upgrade, receiving a new 96-rated card. It has 99 pace, 98 shooting, 90 passing, 95 dribbling, 45 defending (harsh!) and 84 physicality.

Clearly EA missed all the tracking back the striker-turned-winger did this season. Other than that, it’s going to be hard to find a deadlier striker for a FUT Premier League team.

It’s good to see the two Arsenal stars recognised for their performances this season. At their respective ends of the pitch, they’ve brought a lot to the side in 2019/20. Let’s hope they can keep it up if and when the campaign resumes.