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05th Jun 2019

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deletes Arsenal from Instagram bio amid transfer speculation


In front of an audience of 8.4 million

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has deleted Arsenal from his Instagram bio as speculation mounts that the forward could move to China.

It comes after reports that the Gabon-born striker has had £300,000-a-week offers from Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese league. He is currently on £190,000-a-week at the Emirates.

As well as removing his club from his bio, the 29-year-old has also removed his display picture, which previously featured him playing in an Arsenal kit.

Aubameyang, who is followed on Insta by 8.4 million people, has scored 41 goals in 65 appearances after signing from Borussia Dortmund.

The north London club failed to qualify for the Champions League next season after finishing fifth in the Premier League and losing to Chelsea in the Europa League final.

Alexandre Lacazette has also been linked with a move away from the club to Barcelona, although he appeared to pour damp water on the rumours in a recent interview.

The French stiker said: “If the club is really happy with me and I’m happy, I will stay. In France, they say 27, 28 is one of the best ages in your career.

“I wish it is not the last [good season] at Arsenal and I hope I will be better and better in the next years.

‘I am feeling good. I play more with Unai [Emery] and have more confidence with him.

“Even if I can just say “thank you” to Wenger because he brought me into this big club, but I feel better with Unai.

“I finished well and I hope the long break is not going to kill me. I work in training to be ready.”