Tony Adams fears Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could become the latest big-name player to depart Arsenal this summer.
Gunners legend Adams says the club will not become Premier League contenders again while they continue to pursue what he considers a flawed transfer policy.
Arsenal won the top flight title four times (Premier League twice) while Adams was at the club – and went on to claim a third Premier League crown in 2004.
They have not added to that haul since and, with the London club only ninth in the Premier League, there has been speculation top scorer Aubameyang may leave.
Adams thinks that is the sort of deal that has become all too common at the Emirates and told Sky Sports:
“Quite possibly, he could walk out the door.
“I loved [former manager] Arsene Wenger’s principles, that no player was bigger than the club, and he moved players on if it made sense for the club financially.
“He was strong with that and he got Champions League football every year but it did stand in the way of recruitment – so we have become a club that is selling the best players.
“If I was a coach I’d be saying ‘don’t sell Aubameyang at any price, we need to recruit, bring players through the academy and keep our best players’.”
Source: News update