From Catalan daily SPORT comes a story about how both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are potential targets for Barcelona this summer as they seek an addition to their forward line.
The La Liga champions are apparently looking for a ‘9’, and have identified the Gunners strikers as candidates for the position.
The lack of Champions League football next season, and the stature of Barcelona, would make a move ‘attractive’ for either player, and they also cite the presence of Ousmane Dembele as a factor.
He’s a former teammate of Auba at Borussia Dortmund, and an international colleague of Lacazette.
On the flip side, the length of contracts at Arsenal would demand a significant fee, and with a lot of work to do on the squad this summer, selling either would be very low down the list of priorities for Unai Emery.
With 50 goals between them last season, they’re about the best thing we’ve got in this team right now, and even with the need to sell to help finance a rebuild, it would hardly be viewed as ambitious to sanction a sale.
The fact that we do face another season of Europa League football will ensure these kind of stories rumble on all summer, as bigger clubs look to pick at our carcass, so brace yourselves for plenty more on this over the coming weeks and months.