Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is wanted by Chinese Super League clubs, following the Gunners’ failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League, according to the Times.
They report that Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG are both keen on the Gabonese hitman and believe he could be tempted to China.
They might well be right – the report says that Guangzhou had a move lined up for Aubameyang in 2018, only to see it collapse weeks before the striker joined Arsenal.
It also claims that Tianjin Quanjian had a £71 million deal in place in 2017 but it failed to beat the transfer deadline – so could this summer see it third time lucky in terms of Aubameyang’s Asian adventure?
Aubameyang was the joint top goalscorer in the Premier League last season and in April, Unai Emery told Sky Sports that he thinks the striker is ‘perfect’ for Arsenal.
While the Arsenal fans appear to rate him, they want Aubameyang sold so long as it can raise the funds required to overhaul a squad that has been substandard for many seasons now.
We’ve put together the best of the reaction as after years of bemoaning their best players leaving, Arsenal fans want it to happen in order to fund overall improvements…
Sell him and use the finds to help rebuild the team. Lacazette can do the job as sole striker.
— Phil Whitford (@iamphilwhitford) June 4, 2019
Well let’s accept without CL it will be hard to keep the best players, so if we get a good deal then we should, Kroenke ain’t putting money, our defense is in shambles, realistic chance is if we gather some funds we can invest to strengthen defense & then go for CL next season
— Gourav Chakraborty (@MutilatedDreams) June 4, 2019
I’d sell for good money 👌🏼👌🏼
— Laurence Brown (@lozmachine) June 4, 2019
— The Ox (@DenchyDavid) June 4, 2019
80 mil. and he can go.
— NorimbergaBua (@BullsFanDE) June 4, 2019
We have laca
I love Auba but we have to raise some funds
We can buy 2 CB’s like Anderson and Saliba and a LB like tierney or grimaldo in 80 million
— Invincibles49 (Kroenke Emery Out) (@BadboysLacaAuba) June 4, 2019
£100m I would sell him and get two worldclass defenders instead
— aabz🔴⚪️ (@Gunners4life91) June 4, 2019
— maroon boy (@Ademola53271045) June 4, 2019
Sell him and buy Pepe
— Dawit Teklu (@teklu_dawit) June 4, 2019
Take him, his work rate isn’t high enough for Emery’s vision
— Shaun (@Shaun_FLP) June 4, 2019