Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says exactly what Arsenal fans want to hear after Man Utd links | Football | Sport
Aubameyang was sensationally linked with a Robin van Persie-esque move from Arsenal to Old Trafford by talkSPORT presenter Andy Goldstein.
Goldstein said he was told of the bid by an insider and that United were set to offer £70million for the forward’s services.
Aubameyang was one of Arsenal’s best players last season, with the former Borussia Dortmund hitman netting 22 Premier League goals and ending the campaign as joint Golden Boot winner alongside Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
With that kind of goal return, the Red Devils may well be looking at the striker as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to leave this summer with Inter Milan among those expected to make an offer for the Belgian.
“I’ve got someone on the inside, not at United by the way, someone on the inside who every so often would tell me transfer gossip,” Goldstein told listeners.
“I would say he has a hit-ratio of about, quite high, 75-25. He’s told me quite a few that have happened. Not just at United but other clubs as well.
“He has told me that United are interested in Aubameyang. He’s got two years left on his deal, he is 29 years old, he is the finished article. United did something similar with [Robin] van Persie, Romelu Lukaku isn’t doing it for Solskjaer, I’m led to believe.
“[£70m] is what I’m being told. There’s a first offer. He’s only got two years left and in a year’s time he can go.”
However, the Gabon international looks set to stay in north London, with his latest comments coming as a real boost to fans desperate for their club to keep hold of it’s prized asset.
Aubameyang told Arsenal’s official website: “Next season… let’s go!
“Of course the season didn’t end the way we wanted it to.
“Losing a final like that is tough for everyone, the players, our families and the fans.
“We were all gutted in the dressing room after what happened in Baku and that’s when you need the people around you.
“As always, my father had travelled to Baku with the rest of my family to watch me play.
“Just continue the way you’re going,’ he said after the match. “You can do it better, you can get even better.’
“I’ve listened to my father’s advice throughout my whole career so if he tells me that I can get even better, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”