Details revealed as Newcastle launch swoop for Arsenal’s Aubameyang


Details revealed as Newcastle launch audacious swoop for Arsenal outcast AubameyangDetails revealed as Newcastle launch audacious swoop for Arsenal outcast Aubameyang

 

Word stemming from the English media late on Saturday night has pointed towards an audacious Newcastle United swoop for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Auba out in the cold

The name of Gabonese hitman Aubameyang has of course taken its place centre stage in the headlines over the last couple of weeks.

This comes owing to a chain of events which ultimately culminated in the Gabonese being stripped of the captain’s armband at the Emirates.

Aubameyang is understood to have returned late from a trip abroad in December, an infraction which, initially, saw the ex-Borussia Dortmund man dropped for a Premier League meeting with Southampton.

Add to this the fact that the 32-year-old has struggled for form, as well as having his commitment to the Arsenal cause called into question this season, though, and manager Arteta coming to the eventual decision to seek out a new leader for his panel of young stars became all the more understandable.

‘Auba’, in turn, has since been omitted from the Gunners’ ensuing five matchday squads, with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette shining in his absence.

St. James’ bound?

In turn, it should perhaps not come as all that much of a surprise to hear of rival Premier League clubs beginning to sniff around Aubameyang’s signature.

And, as alluded to above, on Saturday night, the identity of one such club has been revealed.

As per a report from The Mirror, Newcastle United are expressing a keen interest in luring Arsenal’s out-of-favour striker to Tyneside this month.

The newly-minted Magpies are understood to have gone as far as to make contact with their counterparts at the Emirates, over the possibility of taking Aubameyang on loan for the remainder of the season.

From here, the hope for both clubs would be that the deal would be made permanent, albeit with Newcastle keen on an option to buy, rather than an obligation.

Any such transfer would be expected to set those in a position of power at St. James’ Park back a fee of around £20 million.

 

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1 Manchester City 20 39 50
2 Chelsea FC 20 29 42
3 Liverpool FC 19 34 41
4 Arsenal FC 19 9 35
5 West Ham United 19 9 31
6 Manchester United 18 4 31
7 Tottenham Hotspur 17 2 30
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 -1 25
9 Leicester City 18 -2 25
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 -1 24
11 Crystal Palace 19 0 23
12 Aston Villa 18 -4 22
13 Southampton FC 19 -9 21
14 Brentford FC 18 -4 20
15 Everton FC 17 -8 19
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 17 -13 13
18 Burnley FC 16 -9 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 19 -34 10
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Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
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