According to Chris Wheatley of Football London, Arsenal will only sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if ‘an astronomical offer’ arrives on deadline day.
The Gabon star has had his struggles since the start of last season. His mum’s illness followed by a health issue of his own had a huge impact on his performances. His teammates barely creating any chances didn’t help either.
Auba, labelled as ‘superb’ by Arteta, has come under a ton of criticism as a result. Many have sadly linked his poor form to the big-money contract he signed last year, which is out of order considering all the personal problems the Arsenal skipper has had to deal with.
Will Arsenal sell Aubameyang today?
Over the last two months, multiple reports have claimed that Arsenal will listen to offers for Aubameyang. Some even claimed that there’s some sort of friction between the striker and Mikel Arteta, which is a shock.
However, the report claims that Arsenal have no plans of selling him at the moment and that stance will only change if ‘an astronomical offer’ arrives in the coming hours.
That is extremely unlikely at the moment. No club in their right mind would pay an ‘astronomical fee’ to sign a player in his 30’s, especially not after his poor form last season. That should mean Auba will stay with us, which is excellent news.
The Insider’s View:
Irrespective of what happened last season, Aubameyang is still a very important part of Arsenal. He is our captain and is arguably our best player when he’s on top of his game.
His performance against West Brom in our only win of the season so far showed his class. He is not back to his best yet, but he is getting into the right positions and that is only a good sign.
Selling an ageing player for an astronomical fee makes sense, but Arsenal should just keep hold of him either way. There’s no way we can replace him if he leaves today, which makes it an absolute priority to retain his services for at least the next 12 months.