Arsenal receive Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bid as they continue clear out
Arsenal having clear out
Arsenal are continuing to revamp their squad in a major way this January, with loan moves sanctioned for Folarin Balogun and Ainsley Maitland-Niles being completed last week.
And now, Sead Kolasinac has also been let go, with the last 6 months of his contract torn up in order for him to join Marseilles on a permanent deal.
Thank you and good luck, Sead 👊
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 18, 2022
Meanwhile, Pablo Mari looks set to leave on a loan move to Serie A side Udinese in the coming days.
Pablo Marí deal completed between Arsenal and Udinese. Straight loan until June, no buy option – he’ll arrive in Italy this week to undergo his medical. ⚪️🤝 #AFC
Marí turned down proposals from South America to stay in Europe. Udinese have also signed Benkovic from Leicester. pic.twitter.com/Q6JKyCkwD5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 17, 2022
This clears out many of the fringe options in Mikel Arteta’s squad, except for one.
The plight of Aubameyang
6 weeks ago, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was Arsenal’s talisman and club captain.
Now, stripped of the honour and exiled from the first team, the Gabon star has been sent home from AFCON early following potential heart problems after recovering from COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are open to offers for him, if at the very least to shift his hefty wages from the books.
And now, such an offer has come in. As per James Benge of CBS, Saudi club Al Nassr have made an offer to loan Aubameyang for the rest of the season, with an obligation to buy him in the summer for 8 million euros.
Exclusive: Saudi giants Al Nassr make loan offer to Arsenal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with mandatory €8 million purchase clause. Gunners still mulling offer. https://t.co/5kCdpaDOBu
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) January 19, 2022
And while it represents a major loss on the 58 million pounds Arsenal shelled out for the man in 2018, for a 32 year old out of favour with the club, it may be hard to get much more.