According to a bizarre report from Spanish outlet Sport, Premier League strugglers Newcastle United are interested in signing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.
Yep, you read that right. Newcastle, under their ambitious new owners, are keen to make a statement next month and if they can get a player like Aubameyang, it will be as big a statement as anything we’ve seen in the Premier League.
The Gabon star has been pushed away from the Arsenal squad after a disciplinary breach. It looks like Mikel Arteta has no interest in keeping him and we’re playing brilliantly without him as well. That opens the door for a January exit.
Newcastle and two other clubs want Arsenal star Aubameyang
The January transfer window is just four days away and the rumour mill is in full flow. Aubameyang could be the biggest player on the move next month and he’s a wanted man.
The report claims that along with Newcastle, Barcelona and Olympique Lyon are interested in signing the Gabon star.
A move to the Catalans is tempting for most players in the world and Aubameyang isn’t any different. However, if relegation-threatened Newcastle, with their wealthy owners, come up with an offer that’s impossible to turn down, can Auba and Arsenal really say no?
Should Arsenal sell Aubameyang to NUFC?
If a good offer comes in next month, Arsenal will seriously consider selling Aubameyang. However, should we sell him to a Premier League club?
As poor as Auba has been over the last 18 months, he is a tremendous footballer. He has been one of the best strikers in world football for the better part of the last decade, and it won’t surprise anyone to see him thrive elsewhere.
We can’t imagine Newcastle coming in with a bid for Aubameyang next month, but if they do, it’s not ideal to let him go there. Knowing our luck, he’ll score a hat-trick the first time he faces us, which would turn a number of fans against Arteta.
Let’s just hope that Auba and the Arsenal boss can sort their differences out and the Gabon star can return to the squad at some point in the near future.