Arsenal have lined up 'perfect' Aubameyang move as £25m saving on the cards - pundit
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will turn down a transfer to Saudi Arabia.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the striker’s “bleak” Gunners future.
The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday (19 January) that Arsenal have received a loan offer for Aubameyang, 32, from Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr that includes an obligation to buy for around £7million at the end of the season.
It was reported the move will save the Gunners around £25million in wages.
However, Kenny has claims the striker will snub the move.
“Arsenal would be daft not to accept that, it’s perfect for them,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“Everyone knows Arsenal want to get rid of him and they have been presented with a good option.
“The big problem is whether Aubameyang wants to move to Saudi Arabia.
“He might still think he has some years in him at the top level in Europe. I think he will be waiting a while for a top European club to come in for him, personally.
“His future at Arsenal is bleak, he needs to move. An offer has come in. I Imagine it suits the club so it’s up to the player.
“He won’t make many friends if he turns it down though, £25million is a decent amount for Arsenal to spend.
“But it wouldn’t surprise me if he turned that down and waited for another club to come in.”
Aubameyang has fallen out of favour at Arsenal after several disciplinary breaches.
He has not played since the 2-1 defeat to Everton in early December and was stripped of the captaincy by Mikel Arteta.