Arsenal are preparing for late transfer interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and they’ll consider offers for him before the window closes.
Alex Wood reports for The Sunday Mirror that Arsenal are bracing themselves for late interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Barcelona and several top Serie A clubs are reportedly monitoring his situation, and Arsenal would welcome the chance to both recoup some of the £56m they spent on his transfer and also to lighten their wage bill.
The net result is that they’ll consider offers, but they aren’t looking to force the striker out. There’s just evidently an acceptance that they’ll listen to bids from the various interested clubs.
There were rumblings in the Italian media recently that Juventus were starting to consider their options up front post-Cristiano Ronaldo, and Aubameyang was among their list of potential additions. They’ve reportedly contact with Arsenal over Aubameyang.
This also isn’t the first we’ve heard about a potential departure for the club captain, with some reports earlier in the month that Arsenal were willing to offload Aubameyang this summer.
The issue at this stage it’s that it’s far too late to bring in a replacement. It would be a big show of faith in Alexandre Lacazette to let Aubameyang go now, even for a large bid.