Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal exit: Barcelona move, Arteta transfer decision, Juventus bid


Arsenal are running out of time to conduct transfer business as Monday night’s deadline fast approaches.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for a number of central midfielders and strikers in recent times as Mikel Arteta looks for a long-term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and out of contract forwards Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette.

Aubameyang’ s future at the Emirates Stadium looks uncertain after he was stripped of his captaincy duties last month following a disciplinary breach.

With that being said, football.london has attempted to round up everything we know about the 32-year-old’s future at the club and where he could go if he does leave in the coming days.

Barcelona and Juventus keen

According to The Athletic, both Barcelona and Juventus are keen on the former Borussia Dortmund star.

The report claims that Arsenal have received official approaches from both clubs to sign striker Aubameyang on loan until the end of the current campaign.

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Both European giants want to bring him in on a temporary basis to bolster their attacking lines, but it is reportedly unclear what the Gunners will decide.

Opening offer

football.londonunderstands that the north Londoners are open to offers for the veteran frontman, who wants to stay in Europe despite interest from Saudi side Al-Nassr.

Al-Nassr offered to take Aubameyang on loan until the end of the season with an obligation to buy for around £8million whilst football.london also understands that Newcastle United remain interested in the Gabon international despite having already signed Chris Wood from Burnley earlier in the winter window.

Arteta advice

Arsenal icon Ray Parlour has told Mikel Arteta to reintegrate Aubameyang back into his thinking.

“Of course they need him,” Parlour told talkSPORT when asked about the former Borussia Dortmund star.

“But you’ve also got to show your dominance as a manager and say you can’t be doing stuff – especially when you have a young team.

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As a captain, you’ve got to set a good example, which is very important.

“I’d look up to Tony Adams back in the day and he set the example – and not by going to the pub by the way – but by being on time and making sure when you wear that shirt you play for the team.

“Stuff like that you learn as you go along. But the young players will look at that and see he’s turning up late and not doing this and will be thinking; ‘Can we do that as well?’

“It’s not a good look for Arsenal Football Club. Arteta’s come down strong on him and now it’s all about the reaction, for me. I’d give him another chance because he’s that good and can score you goals.”

Source by Football London

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