Newspaper claims Newcastle ‘probed’ Arsenal about Aubameyang


A national newspaper claims Newcastle have “probed” Arsenal over the signing of unwanted striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The former Gunners captain has scored four goals in 14 league appearances this season, but was dropped in early December and has not appeared since.

Currently stationed with his Gabonese national team at the African Cup of Nations (CAN), Aubameyang has reportedly been sanctioned for his late return from a trip to France.

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On December 14, Arsenal issued a statement: “Following his latest disciplinary offense last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday’s game against West Ham United. “

With Newcastle United top scorer Callum Wilson possibly out for months, the Magpies desperately need a striker who will get the goals to keep them level.

the Mirror claims Newcastle have “probed” the Gunners to take the 32-year-old forward for the remainder of the season, including an option to make the move permanent.

The newspaper also put a £ 20million price tag on any permanent deal for Aubameyang, which Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has cleared to leave early for CAN – an indication of how little he is wanted in the world. club.

Gabon’s matches at CAN take place on January 10, 14 and 18, but if they progress, the competition will continue until February 6, the date of the final.

Newcastle are in desperate need of firepower by then, with their next league game now on January 15 against relegation rivals Watford.

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