Why Barcelona are confident of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Barcelona believe they can sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Barcelona are confident of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal, according to reports.Gabon international Aubameyang has developed into one of Arsenal’s most important players since his £56m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring an impressive 61 goals in 96 appearances.The 30-year-old, who was named Arsenal’s new captain in November, will have just 12 months left on his current contract come the summer and has been strongly linked with a move.Barcelona have expressed interest in signing Aubameyang and the Daily Express say they believe they can strike a deal primarily because of the lack of Champions League football at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Mikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa LeagueTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:57FullscreenMikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa Leaguehttps://metro.co.uk/video/mikel-arteta-previews-arsenals-fa-cup-clash-portsmouth-crashing-europa-league-2120986/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal are currently tenth in the Premier League – eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea – and were knocked out of the Europa League by Olympiakos during the week.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt is claimed Barcelona are also confident of signing Aubameyang as Arsenal are trying to raise funds after posting significant losses for the 2018-19 campaign.Inter Milan will reportedly try to beat Barcelona to a summer deal for Aubameyang, who has scored 20 goals in 31 appearances this term.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Despite Arsenal failing to tie Aubameyang down to a new contract, manager Mikel Arteta insists the club will continue to try to convince him to stay.‘He’s our most important player,’ Arteta said last week. Stats wise there’s no question about the impact that he has on the team.‘So as much as I can and the club can we will try to convince him to stay with us.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Roy Keane destroys Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea over Everton mistakeMORE: Jadon Sancho responds to Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool transfer links Advertisement Why Barcelona are confident of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Mar 2020 4:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link747Shares Commentlast_img read more