The stance of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on leaving Arsenal on the day of the transfer deadline.
As the clock ticks down on the final day of the transfer market, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with Barcelona and Juventus.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stay at Arsenal and will not leave unless a major offer comes through on transfer deadline day. This summer, Aubameyang’s future has once again been a topic of discussion, with Barcelona and Juventus reportedly interested in tempting the Arsenal forward away from Mikel Arteta’s side.
Arsenal would be hesitant to trade the Gabonese international, but any offers would have to be carefully considered because Mikel Arteta requires finances to enhance his team.
According to Football London, the 32-year-old has no desire to leave and will stay unless he receives a “astronomical” offer.
According to the magazine, Alexandre Lacazette is in the similar boat, with his contract scheduled to expire next year.
Aubameyang, who signed a three-year contract with the club last summer, scored a hat-trick in the Carabao Cup win over West Bromwich Albion last week.
It was a welcome return to form after a season in which he only scored 10 goals in 29 Premier League outings.
According to rumours from Spain this summer, Barcelona and Liverpool have discussed a possible swap deal in which Philippe Coutinho would move the opposite way.
He’s also been linked with Juventus, who are looking for a successor for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has already confirmed his return to Manchester United.
If Aubameyang is to stay, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be hoping for more performances like his starring role last week against The Hawthorns.
Aubameyang’s pace proved too much for a second-string Baggies side, as he scored three goals and set up another for Nicolas Pepe.
Before moving off to Gabon for international duty, he was unable to duplicate the feat in Saturday’s 5-0 thumping against Manchester City.
With Saturday’s loss, Arteta’s side has now lost three games in a row in the Premier League, all without scoring a goal.
Barcelona are unlikely to sign both Hector Bellerin and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal.
Since sitting on the bench against Brentford in the Gunners’ Premier League opener, the Spain defender has been out of the first team picture.
Barcelona, who had Bellerin on their books from 2003 to 2011, may make a bid if Tottenham is successful in securing the Catalan club’s.