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Four clubs – including Barcelona – interested in the services of Arsenal striker



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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is staring at an uncertain future at Arsenal after his recent falling out with manager Mikel Arteta.

The Gabonese international was recently discharged of the captaincy duties by the club last month after a disciplinary breach. He has since not been selected in any of the matchday squads by Arteta, leading to speculations over his future at the Emirates Stadium.

According to Fichajes, a January exit from the Premier League outfit could be on the cards for the former Borussia Dortmund striker, with as many as four clubs now lining up to sign him, with Barcelona believed to be among the interested parties.

The Catalans are in the market for a new centre-forward following the unfortunate retirement of Sergio Aguero. Ferran Torres’ signing was seen as a solution as manager Xavi Hernandez planned to use the Spaniard in the false nine role, with Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele on the flanks.

But, the recent developments surrounding Dembele and his contract means that he might not be at the club for long, forcing the club to now look at another forward, with Torres likely to be utilised in his natural right-wing berth.

Recent reports have linked the Blaugrana with a move for Alvaro Morata, but Aubameyang is also said to be a target for the club following his recent ouster from Arsenal. The 32-year-old is a proven goalscorer in Europe, although his powers seem to be waning over the past eighteen months or so.

Indeed, the former AC Milan and Saint-Etienne striker netted just ten goals in 29 Premier League matches in 2020/21. Prior to his recent exile, he had netted just four times in 14 league encounters in the ongoing campaign.

The report indicates that Barça have tracked Aubameyang for a while and he could be available for cheap as Arsenal look to move him on. However, they will have to face competition from three more clubs in the form of Newcastle United, West Ham United and Juventus.

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