There has been some rubbish written recently surrounding our players, reported targets and the comings and goings at Arsenal.
But surely nothing comes close to yesterday’s article doing the rounds in the papers regarding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a supposed move to Manchester United!
Our Gabonese striker earned the Golden Boot last season, and has been one of the most efficient and reliable goal-getters in the Premier League since his arrival, and his partnership with Alexandre Lacazette has been another plus point for the club on the pitch.
It is easy to see why media types would put two and two together to make 22 and link Aubameyang with all manner of other clubs in dire need of goals.
Auba is at a club that once again is not playing in the Champions League. Arsenal are also far from contending for the league title too, so a move away to a bigger club for the top scorer of the biggest league in Europe must seem plausible.
Manchester United have a wealth of attacking options at their fingetips, but in terms of a regular source of goals, Romelu Lukaku flitted in and out of the side, Rashford is still not a 20+ goal a season man and Alexis Sanchez has still not adapted well to United’s system.
The Red Devils will have the monetary means to tempt the biggest names to Old Trafford, and it wouldn’t be the first time that they have lured one of our stars away in recent years, with both Robin Van Persie and Alexis moving for greener pastures from The Emirates in the last decade.
Aubameyang though, is set to receive a sizeable loyalty payment, awarded for staying at Arsenal despite Champions League football not being obtained. With Auba clearly happy in London with his family too, it would take a ridiculous offer to tempt him away from the Gunners.
And the story has zero basis on any nugget of truth whatsoever.
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