As per a report from Matt Law of the Telegraph, Arsenal look increasingly likely to lose star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang next summer.
Gabonese hitman Aubameyang made the move to north London from Borussia Dortmund in January of last year.
And to say that the 30-year-old has since gone on to prove himself a hit would be putting it lightly.
All told, across 89 appearances in the red of Arsenal, Aubameyang has found the net a hugely-impressive 56 times, marking a ratio of just under 2 goals every 3 games.
In fact, his 50th strike for the Gunners, which came last month versus Wolves, saw ‘Auba’ etch his name into the history books of the capital giants:
🏟 78 Games
⚽️ 50 Goals
🎯 12 Assists
— SPORF (@Sporf) November 2, 2019
Aubameyang’s ever-increasing importance to the Arsenal cause, meanwhile, also saw the pacy attacker rewarded in November.
After former boss Unai Emery announced that Granit Xhaka had been stripped of the club’s captaincy, the Spanish tactician opted to name Aubameyang as his side’s new leader.
BREAKING: Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka has been replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal captain pic.twitter.com/WB6deoRbLb
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 5, 2019
Aubameyang to move on?
If the latest updates stemming from the English media are to be believed, though, then Arsenal could soon be forced to make do without their star man.
As per the aforementioned report from Matt Law, the Gunners face an uphill task to hold onto Aubameyang, with the hitman primed for an exit next summer.
This comes with Auba desperate to play Champions League football, and Arsenal looking increasingly unlikely to secure a top-4 berth this season.
In addition, significantly, the 30-year-old has just 18 months remaining on his current deal at the Emirates.
As such, as things stand, ‘Aubameyang looks destined to leave the Emirates at the end of the season.’
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) December 30, 2019