Arteta on potential Aubameyang sale

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has insisted that membership captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won’t depart north London on this summer time’s switch window, amid rumors that Manchester City may make a late transfer to signal the striker.

The 32-year-old’s future has been questioned throughout the summer time, and after the residents failed of their try to signal Tottenham star Harry Kane, there have been options that they’re able to flip their consideration to the Gunners skipper.

Aubameyang will keep at Gunners / Visionhaus / Getty Images

But when requested if he was apprehensive about the opportunity of Man City making a late transfer for Aubameyang, Arteta insisted that the Arsenal captain keep in north London.

“I do not know,” Arteta replied. “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our player and he will stay here.”

The former Borussia Dortmund ahead signed a brand new contract final 12 months, and he’ll maintain him on the Emirates Stadium till the summer time of 2023. However, his efficiency ranges have dropped over the previous 12 months, whereas he has run in with Arteta over his self-discipline.

He additionally missed the defeat towards Brentford on the opening day of the season, after affected by coronavirus.

These health and health points have led to many options that Arsenal are keen to obtain Aubameyang in the present switch window if the proper supply comes. Barcelona hope to signal a brand new striker (in the event that they can ship out Martin Braithwaite first) and control the Gunners duo Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

La Blaugrana’s personal financial points, alternatively, make it not possible, however depart the Gabonese forward with few choices if he had been to hunt an escape route from north London. His fast future seems to be to be at Arsenal and Arteta has confirmed that the ahead won’t depart this summer time.

Aubameyang solely managed ten league targets final season when Arsenal carried out certainly one of the worst campaigns within the membership’s current historical past.

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