Barcelona changes their minds over a move for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal has been handed a major boost in their bid to keep hold of their best players. Reports from Spain via Sport AS claims that Barcelona has changed their mind about making a move for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and they have turned their attention to Rodrigo Moreno instead.
The Spaniards had been linked with a move for Aubameyang after Luis Suarez got injured and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
However, Arsenal was prepared to fight to keep their captain and leading scorer beyond this season.
Barcelona reportedly considered how tough it would be to get Arsenal to do business over Aubameyang as well as the time it would take for him to adapt to the Spanish league, and they decided that it would be better to move for Rodrigo instead.
Rodrigo has been one of the most consistent scorers in Spain over the past few seasons and he represents a safer alternative to Aubameyang.
The same report claims that super-agent Jorge Mendes is spearheading the move and it is set to be announced soon.
Mikel Arteta will be relieved that his leading scorer can focus on playing for arsenal now.
If this turns out to be accurate it is certainly good news for Arsenal, however, if he continues to refuse to sign a new contract then one has to think that he will be offloaded in the summer. Hopefully, it will not come to that.
Aubameynag is simply too important to the team to lose.
Was never going to Barcelona, we weren’t letting him go anywhere on loan.
I wish we had more creativity in midfield to get the most out of Aubameyang.
This was never realistic anyways, so jog on Barca…
Just simple click bait. I knew it was never true. The first few words say it all. “Arsenal given a boost in a bid to hold on to their (own player)…” How does that sound?
It was never gonna happen! Barcelona or not!!
Even if Arsenal qualify for the Champions league Auba will be sold in the summer.
We don’t need to replace Auba as we already have Laca Pepe Martinelli Eddie and Balogun.
A replacement for Ozil and debt repayment are the likely destinations for Auba’s fee.
Still waiting for your £3,000 a week player and team to be announced stevo…what do you think lemar will demand if he signs for us…£250 quid a week???
Will the Ozil replacement accept £500 quid a week? Didn’t you say Ozil wasn’t worth anything? What fee do you think it will cost to replace Ozil, before we pay of debts (what are they by the way?).
Please stop trolling,
We would have to sell one of he two either Laca or auba if not now then in summer to fund new players in vital position. I think there will be a mass exodus in summer. If we sell one of the star strikers then we are looking at incoming funds of around £100 million. Now how that money will be utilised by club and whether that will be pumped back into the club to support Arteta is another question? If Kronke does not provide funds n wants to run Arsenal as self sustain business then he should not touch the club funds n what ever club acquires from selling it’s players, should be invested back in form of new talent.