Arsenal have three strikers on their transfer shortlist if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves this summer, according to a report.

Gent's Jonathan David celebrates after scoring during a soccer match between KAA Gent and KV Oostende, Sunday 18 August 2019 in Gent, on the fourth day of the 'Jupiler Pro League' Belgian soccer championship season 2019-2020.(Photo by JASPER JACOBS/AFP via Getty Images)
Gent’s Jonathan David celebrates after scoring on Sunday 18 August 2019. (Photo by JASPER JACOBS/AFP via Getty Images)

Goal report that there’s a ‘big question mark’ around Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal, with only a year on his current deal. If he leaves for a free this summer, the club know they’ll have to bring in a replacement.

On that front, they have three forwards on their shortlist. They’ve spent time watching Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard this season, as well as Genk’s Jonathan David and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, a long-term target for the Gunners.

Goal’s Charles Watts previously named David and Edouard as potential replacements. Back at that point in April, Watts expected David to cost around £20-25m, though he didn’t give a valuation for Edouard. Meanwhile, Dembele is a new addition to the list.

Since then, however, David himself spoke to the media about how he thinks a Bundesliga move suits him best. Perhaps that would change if Aubameyang left and he had the chance to start regularly for Arsenal. For now, a transfer to Germany seems more likely.

At least Arsenal have options. The worst thing this summer would be to sell Aubameyang with no one in mind to replace him. Mikel Arteta’s side are just too reliant on his goals.