Arsenal have been dealt a major blow, if reports from Spain are to be believed, as star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has apparently called off contract calls with the Gunners as he wants to make a move to Barcelona.
Arsenal have apparently asked Aubameyang’s representatives to enter talks about a contract extension but they’ve been told that the player isn’t interested in talks at this time.
Last year’s joint-leading Premier League goalscorer is out of contract at the end of the 2020/21 season and Arsenal are keen to get him tied down to a new deal.
Whilst there have been suggestions that Aubameyang is waiting to see if Arsenal qualify for the Champions League before putting pen-to-paper on a new contract, reports in Spain suggest that he’s holding off as he wants to be Luis Suarez’s replacement at Barcelona.
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The fact that Aubameyang has less than two years on his contract is a worry for Arsenal fans and these reports will come as a huge blow.
If Barcelona come calling, Arsenal could find it very tough to keep their star striker.