Arsenal will refuse all advances for their star man this month

Arsenal will not consider selling Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in January.

Arsenal has become one of those teams where top sides want to steal their best players. Their struggles this season have opened them up for other clubs to tap their players and one of their star men is interesting Europe’s elite.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is heading towards the final year of his current deal at the Emirates. He has been offered a new contract but has refused to sign it and wants to keep his options open.

He anticipates that a top side like Real Madrid or Barcelona could make a move for him. He has also recently been linked with a January move to Inter Milan, but Metro Sports reports that Arsenal will not sell him in this transfer window.

At the age of 30, Arsenal runs the risk of losing Aubameyang for nothing in the next 18 months, but the club believes losing such a key player at this stage of the season may spoil any hope of a good season under Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal knows that he may be able to sign a pre-contract with another team in 12 months, but they are focusing on their short term objective and they have decided that Aubameyang is going nowhere.

9 Comments

  1. Krish says:

    Well for 70 million we should sell him and buy a superb CM and one CB and maybe loan one LB

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      As much as I do not want to see yet another high valued player get down to the last 12 months of their contract, relegation would almost be a certainty without Aubameyang. Without him, and Leno, we’d be either in 19th, or rock bottom at the moment. Those two are constantly bailing us out. If we do sell him, then we need to buy another top striker, because where are the goals going to come from? Apart from Martinelli, I cannot see anyone else scoring many.

      1. Krish says:

        i understand your concerns but I think Laca will get his form back again if he is the star man but he will never get as many goals as auba.. sadly only a little more than Giroud I think, but if we can buy Upamecano and Rabiot or somebody I don’t think there is any chance of relegation

        1. ozziegunner says:

          The important issues are that Aubameyang’s contract is running down, he is not looking likely to sign an extension and Arsenal can’t afford to miss out on a transfer fee, particularly if it meets or exceeds Arsenal’s valuation. There is nothing to say given Aubameyang’s “form” at Dortmund, that should Arsenal force him to stay particularly if Real Madrid or Barcelona are suitors, Aubameyang would play to his abilities and not be a destabilising influence in the change room.

      2. Jdawg says:

        100% agree. Finally a fan that is realistic and see’s sense

        1. Jdawg says:

          That was for ThirdManJW

      3. Where'sMyTop4TrophyGone? says:

        Imagine not conceding because you have a top CB. Laca could score half the goals Auba did and we’d be in a better position.

      4. Jim will fix it says:

        @TMJW sorry but i don’t agree about Leno. He is still very error prone and the stats prove he has made the most errors for a keeper past 2 seasons! He may make some saves but that doesn’t mean he is that great! Stop lowering your expectations of players as i think that has not helped us as a club by accepting dross players Wearing the Arsenal badge!

  2. patH says:

    Selling Aubameyang and some players out on loan is probably the only way that funds will be available to purchase, one or at the best two, decent replacements. An interesting article on the AST website stated Arsenal are strapped for cash and have considerable debt.A look at the last accounts seemed to support that, with debts of around 200 million and costing around 9 million a year to service. The point being that, in the unlikely situation that Kreonke will either authorises further debt or put up some personal money, no players will be coming in the January window. That’s why Arteta needs to identify unwanted players pretty quickly and get them sold. It seems fairly obvious that clubs, looking to perhaps buy a player from Arsenal, are fully aware of Arsenal’s financial position and will play hard ball over the price they are prepared to pay. So when fans start their 40/50 million player wish list I doubt any of them will come true.

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