Arsenal will begin the 2019-20 season much like 2018-19 began.
The Gunners finished outside thePremier League top four for the third season in a row last term.
By finishing fifth, and losing the Europa League final to Chelsea, Arsenal confirmed they’ll be playing Europa League football on Thursday nights once again.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal fans may also be worrying about the future of strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Aubameyang and Lacazette scored a combined 50 goals in all competitions for Arsenal last season.
Moreover, Aubameyang was the joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League with 22 goals.
The Times reported on Thursday that Aubameyang is now a target for two Chinese Super League clubs.
As may be expected, the Times claimed Aubameyang could receive a big pay hike if he moves to China. He could agree a 300,000 pounds a week salary.
As for Lacazette, rumours keep swirling about that he could join Barcelona this summer.
Aubameyang & Lacazette updates
Times reporter Gary Jacob has posted an update on Aubameyang on Thursday afternoon.
In a key point for Arsenal fans, it’s reported that:
There is no suggestion that Arsenal want to sell. But every player has their price and for some a big bid would be a chance to rebuild with money that Arsenal lack from missing out on the Champions League.
Another factor to consider is his age: Aubameyang turns 30 in two weeks.
Chinese clubs move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Arsenal’s failure to reach Champions Leaguehttps://t.co/PpuxR2lCdY
— Gary Jacob (@garyjacob) June 4, 2019
The Evening Standard’s James Olley has posted an update on Lacazette:
Talks are also due to take place with Lacazette and his representatives over his situation, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both keeping tabs on the French forward as a possible alternative to Antoine Griezmann.
Arsenal are determined to reject interest from China in Aubameyang. No indication at this stage the player wants to try and force through a move. Got 2 years left on his current deal- Gunners keen to extend. https://t.co/CwI1Z0v9Fa
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) June 4, 2019
Social media updates
I’d sell Aubameyang. He’s been great but money is tight and if some Chinese club is willing to pay £60m+, I’d entertain it. Really can’t be bothered with a new contract saga either. Only concern is that we’d blow the money on trash like Meunier and Banega. Prefer we buy young.
— FK ☕️🐍 (@fkhanage) June 4, 2019
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