Saudi giants make audacious loan move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 3 months ago

Saudi giants make audacious loan move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang has not featured for Arsenal since he was stripped of the captaincy

Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have made loan offer with an obligation to buy for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as reported by CBS.

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The Riyadh-based club approached the Gunners on Tuesday with a proposal to sign the frontman, with Al Nassr keen to take the Gabon forward on loan until the end of the season, when they would be obliged to sign him permanently for €8m in the summer.

It is thought that Arsenal's technical director Edu and the club's hierarchy are yet to respond to the bid, but the report adds that the north London outfit are prepared to part ways with Aubameyang.

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The former Borussia Dortmund man - who reportedly earns around £250,000-a-week - has endured a difficult period both on and off the pitch in recent months having been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy for disciplinary reasons.

He was not involved in any of the Gunners' matches prior to travelling to the Africa Cup of Nations - where he was sent back to London by Gabon following scans that revealed "heart lesions" after a bout of COVID-19. The striker wasn't named in either of Gabon's squads for their group games against Comoros and Ghana.

The 32-year-old has struggled for form after signing a new contract at the start of the season, registering just four Premier League goals in 14 appearances.

However, Aubameyang still maintains a prolific record in front of goal in the English top-flight, bagging 68 goals in 130 appearances since joining the Gunners in 2018.

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