Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stance on Deadline Day as Arsenal plan late business

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is set to stay at Arsenal this summer despite claims that Juventus view him as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Gabonese striker has scored 64 goals in 116 Premier League appearances for the Gunners since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 for £56million.

The versatile forward was a reliable goalscorer in his first few years at the Emirates, being able to pick a game up by the scruff of the neck and win it for his side.

However, he struggled for consistency last season and didn’t look out of place in a struggling Arsenal side that lacked leadership and desire.

Aubameyang has plenty of natural ability and clubs around Europe saw the poor form of Arsenal as an opportunity to pinch their forward for a cut-price fee and then revive his form.

But, football.london has claimed the 32-year-old will remain at Arsenal unless an ‘astronomical bid’ is received for him.

Manager Mikel Arteta was unable to start both Aubameyang and striker Alexandre Lacazette for the first two games of the Premier League season against Brentford and Chelsea due to illness, and it was very obvious that the pair were missing.

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In both 2-0 defeats, the Gunners lacked a presence in the final third as well as a sense of direction; the final piece of the puzzle was missing.

Wheatley went on to say that he expects Lacazette to remain a Gunner this window too, and until 2022 when his contract expires for that matter. The Frenchman is on a ‘big salary’ which is deterring interested parties.

One player who will finally be getting their move though is right-back Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard has been desperate to leave Arsenal this summer and actively told the club that he would like to be sold.

Inter Milan looked like his most probable destination at the beginning of the summer but instead, he is set to sign for Spanish club Real Betis.

Speaking about the club previously, Bellerin said: “My first shirt was Betis because my father was a fan of the Verdiblanco team. It was difficult for me to support another club.”

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