Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang postpones contract talks because of Barcelona



Posted Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang postpones contract talks because of Barcelona
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could choose to leave Arsenal (Image: GETTY)

The Arsenal striker is hesitating on signing a new contract at the Emirates.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is stalling on signing a new deal at the club as he waits to see if Barcelona are interested in his signature.

The Gabon forward has impressed for the Gunners since making the switch from Borussia Dortmund back in January of 2018.

And he has carried that good form into this season, netting nine goals in 14 appearances across all competitions.

Now SPORT claim Aubameyang is hesitating on committing to Arsenal as he is waiting to see if Barca are interesting in bringing him to the Nou Camp.

Unai Emery will be desperate for the striker to stay in north London as he pushes to finish in the top four.

It has been a slow start to the season for Arsenal, who sit eight points back from Manchester City in fourth.

The Gunners return to action against Southampton on Saturday at 3pm.

Aubameyang has recently been made the first-team captain for Arsenal after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the captaincy.

Emery said: “The first is Aubameyang because he has experience and he has the respect in the dressing room.

"He was the top scorer last year in the Premier League and also I know he needs time to take that responsibility 100 per cent. But we are going to support him.

"Every player, we are going to support the four captains, and we are going to support him as our first captain because he has also made one extra step to achieve that responsibility.”

After facing Southampton on Saturday, Arsenal will take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League and then Norwich in the top flight.

Aubameyang will look to add to his tally for the season and help the Gunners climb the table.



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