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Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang heading for exit

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s time at Arsenal could finally be coming towards an end…

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The Athletic’s David Ornstein has provided a major update on his future as a move to LaLiga giants Barcelona nudges ever closer ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline.

EXCLUSIVE: Barcelona have verbal agreement with Arsenal (subject to contract) to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 6 months + 1 year deal that, if completed, will bring his #AFC career to an end. Medical to take place tonight.”

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Bye-bye Aubameyang

This will surely leave many around north London absolutely buzzing as it appears this frustrating saga is going to be no more. The last thing Arsenal need is another Mesut Ozil situation with a player not featuring but raking in a substantial wage.

The 32-year-old was sensationally stripped of the captain’s armband back in early December after a behind the scenes disciplinary breach, and he has not played a game for the Gunners since.

Barca boss Xavi has identified him as a priority for the no.9 role at the Nou Camp and the Gabon international swapping the Emirates Stadium for a life in Spain certainly helps all parties.

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In the past 16 months since signing his contract extension, things have quickly turned sour for Aubameyang at Arsenal. He has found the net only 14 times in the Premier League since September 2020, which isn’t the worst but some way off the standard that saw him earn that new deal.

He has also been affected by a number of off-field problems, such as arriving for the north London derby late back in March 2021 before contracting malaria weeks later, something that hampered his weight and no doubt mind.

Aubameyang is in desperate need of a fresh start elsewhere and the Gunners could do with his £250k-per-week salary off the wage bill, so it’s an encouraging move, even if it leaves Arteta light on strikers.

AND in other news, Arsenal offered strikers in late twist on deadline day

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