Arsenal fans are potentially facing a nervous wait over the future of star player and club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has one year to run on his present Gunners deal. Aubameyang has been the constant source of goals for Arsenal for the past years and that form has led to interests from other big clubs like Manchester United amidst talks of his future at the Emirates Stadium.
Gabonese international Aubameyang signed for three-and-a-half years upon his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal in January 2018. Arsenal paid a club-record fee of £57m for his transfer around two years and that stayed like that until last summer when fellow African player Nicholas Pepe moved from French Ligue 1 side Lille to Arsenal for £75m.
Aubameyang’s Premier League numbers are a testament to his importance to Arsenal as no other player has scored more in the competition since his arrival. The former Saint Etienne and AC Milan star won the Golden Boot Award in the Premier League in his first full season after netting 22 goals.
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He won the award alongside the Liverpool forward duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. The Arsenal skipper scored 31 goals in all competitions during that season.
Before the current season was locked down because of the dreaded Coronavirus, Aubameyang was the second topscorer with 17 goals behind Jamie Vardy of Leicester City who has 19 league goals. He has 20 goals in all competitions.
With one year remaining on his Arsenal deal, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United are said to be interested in the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Barcelona tried to sign him in the January transfer window but Arsenal were adamant that the player won’t leave the club.
Manchester United were also rumoured to be interested in him at the start of the year and they are still interested in the player but it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will want to sell to a rival.
Transfer Ratings for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Man United: 4/10.