Former Premier League striker Clinton Morrison feels Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could well leave the club in order to win trophies.
The Gabon international has been sensational since joining the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, scoring 50 times in 78 matches.
However, The Times reported this week that the 30-year-old has put contract talks on hold at the club due to his concern that they can’t currently compete for major honours.
And speaking to Jim White and Natalie Sawyer on talkSPORT, Morrison has backed the goal-getter’s decision.
The ex-Republic of Ireland forward said: “Do you blame him?
“He’s gone to Arsenal thinking they’re going to challenge for the title, but they’re not challenging for the title – I think they’ll struggle to finish in the top four!
“He’s gone there to win trophies, but what will they win this season?
“He’s gone there to play Champions League football and he might not even do that!
“He’s delivering on the pitch, he’s scoring goals week-in week-out, but the club is not living up to his expectations.
“I think Arsenal are at a standstill. They haven’t progressed and are still doing what they were doing under Arsene Wenger.
“A lot of people were moaning, ‘get Wenger out’, but he was successful, he was a winner!
“Can Unai Emery really motivate these players? He has not convinced me so far at Arsenal.”
The Gunners are without a win in their last five Premier League outings and, following a Europa League tie against Frankfurt on Thursday, next face a trip to Norwich City on Sunday.