Juventus could capitalize on the poor situation at Arsenal by landing one of their best players and hand their ambitions a massive blow.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium. The Gabon international is an incredible player and the defending winner of the Golden Boot which he won last season alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. He has been made captain this year and has been on top form.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 20 goals across 34 appearances this season and is once again among the leading marksmen in the Premier League, with 17 strikes to his name. Despite playing for a club that is literally in shambles, the forward’s abilities have not gone under blind eyes as he continues to be a wanted product in the market.
Barcelona have shown interest in signing him of late, whereas Juventus have also established the former Borussia Dortmund striker on their radar, according to Mirror. With that in mind, it is difficult to see Aubameyang renewing his deal with a club when he has two offers on the table to destinations with a winning mentality and history.
Mikel Arteta’s captain is valued at 60 million euros and has not yet renewed his contract, meaning a free exit next year is still on the cards. The Gunners realistically stand very less chances of holding onto their best player, so it is obviously a prudent option to pass on his services rather than see Aubameyang walk at the end of his contract.
Juventus will be signing another player on the cheap as they continue rebuilding in their bid to win the UEFA Champions League, but the north Londoners would be at a major loss considering the board isn’t one of much spending either. Moreover, Alexandre Lacazette has also been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid and his departure would be equally damaging.
Following a second successive loss at the hands of Brighton last weekend, the Emirates Stadium outfit finds itself rooted at the eleventh place, making qualification to the Europa League also a distant ambition now. Unless it were for a potentially major rebuild this summer, they will continue being on a downward spiral.