“You know, things happen. It doesn’t kill the love that you have for a place.
“As an Arsenal fan, you want him to stay. As a football player, he will assess the situation with his family, with his dad who I know also, to see what’s the best for them.
“If you’re an Arsenal man, you don’t want him to leave.
“Also the guy has a career and I don’t know what’s in his head and where he wants to go, all I know is we’re definitely going to miss his goals if he does leave.
“At the end of the day I said it when I was at Sky, it was a sort of thing, he does score goals and you take the goals of Aubameyang away, it’s a tough one.
“I respect what these sort of people, what people have to go through and what desires or dreams they have.