Arsenal ‘willing to offload’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang despite long-term deal

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Arsenal are reportedly willing to part ways with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the end of the transfer window.

The striker joined the Gunners in January 2018 and scored 22 league goals in each of his following seasons at the Emirates, earning him a whopping £300,000 a week contract last September.

But the Gabonese forward, 32, looked a shadow of his former self for the duration of last season and is showing no signs of improvement.

And The Times reports Mikel Arteta could be open to letting his former star-man go in what would have been an unthinkable decision last summer.

Arsenal struggled immensely for creativity and goals last season, having only scored 55 league goals.

Aubameyang’s poor form was both a symptom and reason for that with the forward only netting ten in the league.

He appeared to have lost a yard of pace as well as confidence, leading to multiple goal droughts for the first time in his Arsenal career.

The former Dortmund man has since gone on to miss numerous sitters during pre-season and offers very little else aside from goals even when performing at his best.

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That could tempt Arteta into accepting a bid for his former talisman, with Arsenal eager to sell either Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette in order to fund a new striker this summer.

While Lacazette, 30, possesses good hold up play, the Frenchman in recent seasons lacks the legs to get on the end of chances and would be sold if the right offer came in.

Arteta is seriously considering Chelsea’s wantaway striker Tammy Abraham, 23, with the England international preferring a move to the Emirates to AS Roma.

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