PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG is being encouraged to join St. Etienne by former team-mate Bakary Sako.
The former Wolves and Crystal Palace star, 33, played with Aubameyang at Saint-Etienne during the Arsenal striker’s first stint at the club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is wanted at Saint-Etienne by Bakary Sako[/caption]
Sako played with Aubameyang at the French club between 2011-12[/caption]
And he would be delighted to reunite with Aubamyenag, who could leave the Gunners after being ostracised by Mikel Arteta last month.
Speaking at a press conference reported by Get French Football News, Sako said: “I am trying to attract him.
“Wouldn’t you like to see Aubameyang back at St Etienne? We all feel the same. I am very serious when I tell him to come, even if it is in a joking tone.
“I don’t know if it is possible, but I hope he will respond favourably.
“It is difficult because he has been at Arsenal for a long time, it is not easy to leave London.”
Aubameyang has not played since December 6 after a disciplinary breach led Arteta to exclude him from his squad.
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The Gabon international was also stripped of the captaincy and Alexandre Lacazette has taken his place in the team.