Arsenal are now open to offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window, according to a report.
ESPN claim Arsenal are open to offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January. Whilst the situation is not beyond repair, Arsenal are ready to listen to potential interest in their former club captain, to make an informed decision on his future.
One potential issue is the uncertainty around the futures of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette.
James Olley writes that Mikel Arteta would be “reluctant” to sanction the departure of all three in January, which sounds like an understatement.
You’d imagine even losing two would create big problems up front unless Arsenal brought someone in.
ESPN previously reported that sources claim there’s a genuine chance Aubameyang could leave Arsenal in January.
The same report suggested that as things stand, it’s more likely that Aubameyang’s time away from the team reinforces the idea they should part ways, rather than inspiring another chance.
Juventus are emerging as an option alongside Barcelona, but it’s not clear whether they or any other club will be willing to spend big on the striker’s wages.
The Daily Mail seem surer about the interest from Barcelona. They claim the Catalan side are in the market for forwards after Sergio Aguero’s retirement, and they’re eyeing up a loan for Aubameyang.
Reports in the last few days suggest Newcastle United could also be interested, what with their recent change in ownership and struggles to escape the relegation zone.
The striker has also reportedly been offered out to AC Milan, Inter Milan, and AS Roma, but it’s not clear if the Italian sides are interested.