Updated: Apr 24
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Stats has been impressive for the Gunners.
Real Madrid have made an enquiry for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the striker's future remains in doubt.
Aubameyang transfer rumours have been on the rise since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's contract at the Emirates is set to expire at the end of next season and according to various tabloids, elite clubs in Europe are contemplating over making a bid this summer. Real Madrid have reportedly made initial contact over the availability of the Gabonese striker as the 13-time European champions look to prepare a bid for the Arsenal captain. The north London side are keen to hold onto one of their valued assets, but they may have no other choice but to sell him this summer.
More: Arsenal boss Arteta has been told to find Nicolas Pepe's best position. It is obvious that the Gunners would prefer to get a transfer fee rather than let the former Borussia Dortmund hitman leave on a free transfer. France Football says Los Blancos have made an initial contact with Arsenal to enquire about the possibility of signing the 30-year-old, who is currently valued at €50m (£43.5m). Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said on occasions that he would like the board to do whatever they can to keep Aubameyang at the club as he sees him as a key part of his squad going forward. Speaking last month, the Spaniard stated as the Daily Mirror published: "We will have to do that [sort out his deal] before the end of the season. I want to keep him in any circumstances.”
Sources say the Gunners lynchpin is keen to play Champions League football which cannot be guaranteed by Arsenal unless they spring up a surprise when the COVID-19 shutdown is over.
More: PSG Striker Edinson Cavani Plans To Continue Playing In Europe. Negotiations with Arsenal under Unai Emery were put on hold and there have been no signs as of late that Auba, who has been in fine form under Arteta, will put pen to paper on a new deal, though, the striker has often said he is happy at the club. Aubameyang has netted 61 goals in 97 games for Arsenal since he joined from Bundesliga club Dortmund in 2017, and was on 17 goals this season before the coronavirus pandemic.
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