Arsenal furious with Barcelona over transfer pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is pictured in action for Arsenal
Aubameyang likes the idea of joining Barcelona (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal are reportedly raging with Barcelona over their attempts to unsettle Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of a summer transfer swoop.

Barcelona have identified Arsenal’s captain as the perfect addition to their frontline, with Luis Suarez struggling with injuries and aged 33.

Reports in Spain this week have claimed Aubameyang is eager to join the Catalan giants and was prepared to make the switch in January.

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Aubameyang has intimated to Arsenal he will not sign a new deal, with his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2021.

The Daily Star claim Arsenal have been left furious with Barcelona’s conduct and the leaks to the Spanish press.

The latest claim from Spain is that Arsenal have slapped a £50million price tag on Aubameyang for Barcelona to complete the signing this summer.

Missing out on Champions League football will have a huge effect on Arsenal’s transfer budget and Aubameyang is eager to play elite tournament football.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hugs Mikel Arteta after an Arsenal game
Arteta wants Aubameyang to stay (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal are angry with Barcelona’s clear attempts to influence Aubameyang, who has repeatedly said he is happy at the Emirates.

Amid the persistent transfer speculation, Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno dropped a hint about Aubameyang’s future.

‘I’m not sure, it depends who’s going to leave and who stays. I don’t know,’ Leno said when asked who he wants Arsenal to sign this summer.

‘I think it depends if Auba signs a new contract or [if] he leaves. I don’t know what they are going to do.

‘But if he leaves, of course, you need another player. But I think he’s going to stay.’

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