Late Interest From Barca Stops Aubameyang From Signing Arsenal Contract Extension

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was subject to Barcelona interest amid his delayed contract renewal.

However, the striker is set to sign a deal that keeps him with the Gunners until 2023, according to David Ornstein of the Athletic.

Barcelona are looking to bolster their attacking options ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and targeted Aubameyang.

The Catalan club are heading in a new direction under Ronald Koeman’s leadership.

During their chaotic search for a striker over the last few days, the Gunners’ captain was targeted by Barcelona.

Talks over the renewal of his contract at Arsenal prolonged, which caught the interest of the Catalan  club.

It has been a long wait for Arsenal fans, but it seems that Arsenal are on the brink of confirming Aubameyang’s new contract.

The Gabonese striker’s loyalty to Arsenal sets an excellent example to the younger players, and potential transfer targets in the future, that Mikel Arteta is building something special at the Emirates.

Aubameyang’s new deal is set to make him Arsenal’s highest-paid player, surpassing German international Mesut Ozil.

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Arsenal are edging closer in announcing Aubameyang’s new contract.