Arsenal and Newcastle prepare to battle for Ligue 1 ace

Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal and Newcastle are on watch after it was revealed that Saint Etienne turned down an offer from Fiorentina for their ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports talkSPORT.

The Gabon striker has become one of the rising stars of the French League this season, having tallied 16 goals and reportedly earning a £10million rating.

Both Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew have shown interest in the 23-year-old, and following the news that the French club turned down Fiorentina, both Premier League teams are ready to make a move.

The striker, however, is not actively looking for a move, even though he understands his club may consider it.

The forward said: “If people are talking about me then I am not aware of it. But if someone offers £10million to the club, I don’t know if I’ll go or not.

“I am calm because I still have two years on my contract to go.”

With Fiorentina out of the picture, the battle to bring Aubameyang to the Premier League will begin.

Arsenal hope to strengthen their forward line after Olivier Giroud failed to impress, and since Demba Ba’s departure for Chelsea, Newcastle have been in desperate need of a boost in the forward position, as well.

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