One of the more worrying transfer rumours this summer for Arsenal fans has been the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Manchester United speculation and at last we have a sort of official response from the club.
Speaking after the 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, Unai Emery was asked would he consider selling the Gabon international and he was rather clear in his response.
“Not really in our mind. Not really” he said
“We are very happy with Aubameyang and we don’t want to sell him.”
OK, that was not as categorical as it could have been but that is how Emery speaks, he is not one for theatrical answers and his English is not as sharp as that of Arsene Wengers was but it was clear, the club does not want to sell him.
The club has a new transfer policy in that if a player with two years left on his contract does not sign an extension then they will be sold so it can be assumed that negotiations are underway on a new deal.
If Aubameyang does not sign an extension and remains at the club then that means the clubs new policy is not being enforced and that in itself would be a worry.
But it must surely be welcomed that Arsenal has no intention of selling the 30-year-old forward, he is one of our best players and the last thing we need to be contemplating is offloading one of our biggest assets to a top-four rival.