According to a report from Spain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not renew his contract with Arsenal anytime soon and is thinking about moving to Barcelona.
Although Fichajes.net don’t say where they got their information from, and there’s no way to know if it’s true or not, it’s hard not to believe it on some level.
Both he and Alexandre Lacazzete have been stalling on signing new deals with the club all season.
The Spanish outlet write that Arsenal’s new club captain is waiting to see how the season pans out and if the Gunners manage to make it back to the Champions League. At 31, he doesn’t have much more time left to play at that level and every Arsenal fan understands this even if the club seem blissfully aware.
“The Gabonese from Arsenal ends his current contract with the London entity in June 2021, which has caused alarms to go off at the ‘Gunners‘ offices before the possible future departure of one of the club’s most valuable assets,” they write.
“With the aim of having Aubameyang renewed, an offer that has been postponed by the player himself was transferred, pending the transfer negotiations that Barcelona can address on his figure.”
It is a rumour also reported in Italy where they say they got it from France.
Arsenal are currently in 6th place in the Premier League table with 17 points from 12 games, half Liverpool’s tally, and a negative goal difference. Already eight points outside the Champions League places with seven clubs behind them within two points, it does not look good.
We could perhaps be optimistic if there was even a glimmer of hope that Unai Emery was moving in the right direction but, if anything, things seem to be getting worse.