Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be out of contract with Arsenal next summer and has been linked with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Manchester United in recent months.
And now Thierry Henry has admitted he is not in a position to tell the Gabon International to stay at the Emirates – because of the way he left Arsenal.
Whilst Henry admits it would be a huge blow if Aubameyang were to leave, he also believes that the 30-year-old has the right to consider what is best for his career.
He told Sky Sports : “Everybody will do what they have to do. How am I going to say to someone to stay, when I left?
“Things happen, that doesn't kill the love that you have for a place.
“As an Arsenal fan you want him to stay, but as a football player he will assess the situation with his family, with his dad that I know, also, and see what's the 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.
“All I know is we're definitely going to miss his goals if he does leave. As I said when I was at Sky, it was almost a thing but he does score goals and if you take the goals of Aubameyang away it's a tough one.
“I respect the decisions of people, I respect what people have to go through and what dream they have. As an Arsenal man, any Arsenal fan would be crazy to say he should leave.
“On the other side, you have to understand the guy has a life and maybe he needs to see something else, who knows?”
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