Should Arsenal fans resign themselves to losing Aubameyang this summer?

There have been thousands of column inches taken up by the possibility of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving Arsenal this summer, and it is not surprising since the Gabon hitman has refrained from signing a new contract, despite only having 12 months left on his current contract.

But now the famous Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has revealed that our top scorer agreed to join Barcelona in January, if the Spanish giants could agree a price with Arsenal over a fee. He told AFTV: “When Barcelona were looking for a striker and they eventually got Braithwaite [in the January window], they approached Timo Werner, Aubameyang or Rodrigo of Valencia.

“And they had a yes from the players under the condition that a deal could take place between the clubs. Arsenal said ‘no way we’re not open to selling Aubameyang’.

So if this is true, then it would appear that Aubameyang is certainly willing to leave the Emirates, and of course if Barca or Real Madrid came calling this summer the Gunners would find it much harder to refuse them, given the situation with Aubameyang’s contract.

Should Arsenal fans now resign themselves to losing our main man this summer?

7 Comments

  1. Robert Acedius says:

    If Aubameyang want to leave, he should. He is 30 now and have at least 3 or 4 years on top level left of his career. He’s eager to get so much money he can during these years. Go and seek your happiness were you think you can find it, Auba. We’ll manage. I mean, if Gabriel Martinelli is that super talent some call him, it’s about time he show it. Gabi is 19 this summer and then he will flourish the season 2020-21. He will score 20-25 goals in EPL and no one’s gonna miss Auba.

  2. stevo says:

    Because of the economic meltdown Arsenal would love to get most of our high salary players off the books ASAP. However Ozil 375k Aubameyang 200k p/w Mkhitarian and Lacazette 170k p/w Pepe 140k p/w Bellerin, Kolasinac + Luiz 120k p/w Mustafi + Socritis 100k p/w won’t go any where because their salaries will be vastly reduced. Whats worse is that these same players will want to leave on a free so will run down their contracts to get a decent retirement contract. Aubameyang is the only player who might yield a decent fee so unless some one comes for Lacazette then Auba simply has to go. Mind you if we make the Champions league things might change.

    1. SueP says:

      That Stevo is a very depressing analysis

      1. stevo says:

        @Sue P. All the top clubs are stuck with a slew of high salaried players with no money coming in. They are all hemorrhaging millions every week. City are under investigation Chelsea are coming off a transfer ban, Spurs are up to their eyeballs in debt. Manchester United have a 350m debt and a slew of high priced players on huge salaries they will not be able to shift for years. Liverpool have shelled out mega millions on players in the last 3 seasons. There will need to be a significant correction in the market over the next 2-3 years. Twill be fascinating how it all plays out.

        1. Jdawg says:

          Man United don’t have to worry about their club or money. There’s a reason why they are considered in the same bracket as PSG, Madrid, Barca and city it’s because they are floated on the stock market simple lol. I think Dortmund are too. Anyway get real football money won’t change. They are struggling cash flow wise but debt is never a trouble for United. Just watch who buys big this summer.

          1. jon fox says:

            THERE ARE NONE SO WILFULLY BLIND AS THOSE WHO REFUSE TO SEE!

  3. Sue says:

    Yes… I’m afraid so, although I’m prepared for it.. where else do you think all the tissue from Tesco went?! 😜

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