Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the subject of transfer rumours in recent weeks and his future at the club is still in the air despite the fact that the transfer window ended last month.
Aubameyang’s future is still up in the air with the Gabonese international having a little over a year left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners skipper was strongly linked with Spanish champions Barcelona during the winter transfer window last month just weeks after Manchester United were keen on signing him.
Barcelona were dealt a big blow with the knww injury to star striker Luis Suarez and they targeted Aubameyang as his replacement but were unsuccessful in their attempt to lure the former Borussia Dortmund attacker to the Nou Camp.
Luis Suarez has undergone knee surgery and recuperation will take him until this summer.
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For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he has been a consistent goalscorer for Arsenal since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. Only Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has scored more goals than Aubameyang since he came into the Premier League.
This is a major reason why Arsenal need to do everything possible to retain the services of their skipper. Aubameyang scores goals on a regular basis.
He has scored 16 goals for Arsenal this season with 14 strikes coming in the Premier League.
Aubameyang was the topscorer for the Gunners in the last campaign with 31 goals in his first full season as an Arsenal player and he has maintained that status into this season.
Another reason why Arsenal need to keep their best player is that he is one of the few leaders in the team after last summer’s exits of Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny.
A suitable replacement for Aubameyang could also be a big problem for Arsenal and it’s enough reason to hold on to him beyond this summer.