‘I don’t even think about that possibility’: Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going nowhere in January with Arsenal captain eager to leave
- Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not leave
- The Gabon forward is desperate to leave to play Champions League football
- Inter Milan and Barcelona are reportedly interested in the Gunners striker
- Aubameyang rejected a contract extension earlier on in the current campaign
Mikel Arteta is not entertaining any idea of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being sold in January.
The Arsenal captain is keen on leaving the club with the hope of playing Champions League football.
When asked about the chance of a January sale, Arteta said: ‘I don’t even think about that possibility with Auba, I want him here.’
Mikel Arteta is not entertaining any idea of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being sold in January
Inter Milan have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Aubameyang, according to the Mirror.
The Gabon international refused to sign a contract extension earlier in the season, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2021.
The 30-year-old has scored 56 goals in 89 games for Arsenal and his form has alerted some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs to his availability.
Aubameyang was handed the captain’s armband in a bid to keep the Gabon star committed to the cause as Arsenal try to turn their poor season around.
In the short term, the striker has pledged his commitment to the cause for the remainder of the season.
The Arsenal forward is desperate to be playing Champions League football next season, but the prospect of Mikel Arteta’s side rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite come September are looking slim, leaving the Arsenal captain to weigh up his options.
New Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is looking to rebuild his squad over the course of the season