Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future as an Arsenal player is up in the air following his disciplinary breach in December, that resulted in the forward being stripped as captain of the club.
To add to this, Aubameyang has tested positive for Covid-19 upon his arrival in Cameroon, where he is set to represent Gabon in the African Cup of Nations, meaning his chance to play for his country is in doubt
He was spotted ‘partying’ in Dubai ahead of flying to the African country for the competition, after being allowed to leave his club early for AFCON.
The richest club in football, Newcastle United, are being linked with a move for the 32-year-old, following their Saudi-based takeover at the beginning of this campaign.
According to The Telegraph, Newcastle are looking at the forward given his current status at the Gunners and the former’s new-found spending power.
A move to the Magpies would likely come with a hefty finance package, which could tempt Aubameyang to make the switch, despite their current league position.
However, with the Gabon international reportedly on a hefty £350k per week, and Barca’s current financial difficulties, in order for the move to materialise, Arsenal would likely have to pay part of his wages while out on loan.