It is going to be a difficult summer for Arsenal in the transfer market due to a reduced transfer budget, however, it could get a whole lot worse with star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a strong candidate to be on his way out.
There are two very strong reasons why we may be losing Aubameyang, the first is the clubs transfer policy when it comes to contracts. If a player has two years left on his current deal he either has to agree on an extension or be sold and the Gabon international is one of those players with just two years remaining.
The second reason is that clubs are aware of his situation and are starting to make their move with huge salary offers.
It is being reported in the Britsh media that two Chinese super league clubs, Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG are set to offer our Golden Boot winner a whopping £300,000 a week.
That is a huge amount of money and probably more than what we would be prepared to offer him.
Aubameyang signed for us in a £56 million deal from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in January last year and has proven himself to be one of the Premier Leagues best strikers knocking in 41 goals in 65 appearances for us.
Losing him would be a bitter pill to swallow but he is 29 and not getting any younger and you have to think we will receive in excess of £60 Million for him in the event we have to sell and that amount of money will go straight into the transfer kitty.
Should we take the money and run?