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REPORT: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Rejected Barcelona Interest in Favour of Arsenal Contract Extension

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According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was subject to Barcelona interest amid his delayed contract renewal. However, the 31-year-old is set to sign a deal that keeps him with the Gunners until 2023, according to David Ornstein of the Athletic.

The Catalan club are looking to bolster their attacking options ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and targeted Aubameyang. Barcelona are heading in a new direction under Ronald Koeman’s leadership. During this campaign, the club will try to recover from a poor season and challenge for silverware once again.

Aubameyang Set to Stay at Arsenal Despite Late Interest from Barcelona

Barcelona’s Striking Situation

Despite Koeman’s best efforts to keep Luis Suarez at the club, the Uruguayan looks set to move away from Barcelona. The 33-year-old has sparked interest from  Juventus, but whether a move materialises remains unseen.

Barcelona have shown an interest in Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez. However, the Italian side have been reluctant to sell the Argentinian striker. Upon learning the difficulties of signing Martinez, Ronald Koeman has turned his attention to Lyon’s Memphis Depay. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Ductman has agreed personal terms with Bareclona, who are working on a suitable fee.

During their chaotic search for a striker over the last few days, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was targeted by Barcelona. Talks over the renewal of his contract at Arsenal prolonged, which caught the interest of the Catalan  club.

Aubameyang Set to Lead his Exciting Arsenal Side

It has been a long wait for Arsenal fans, but it seems that Arsenal are on the brink of confirming Aubameyang’s new contract. The Gunners’ captain’s loyalty to Arsenal sets an excellent example to the younger players, and potential transfer targets in the future, that Mikel Arteta is building something special at the Emirates.

The Gabonese striker’s new deal is set to make him Arsenal’s highest-paid player, surpassing German international Mesut Ozil. Arsenal are edging closer in announcing Aubameyang’s new contract. An announcement that will relieve everybody at the club, after months of negotiations.

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