Arsenal are reportedly already lining up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s successor this summer and have reportedly identified Wolfsburg forward Wout Weghorst as a potential target.

The Gabonese star has just 12 months remaining on his current contract at the Emirates and is yet to commit his future to the club.

Alexandre Lacazette’s future is also up in the balance with the Frenchman’s contract due to expire in June of 2022.

And according to Bild, Arsenal scouts have been scouring Europe for forward variants and identified Weghorst as a target.

The 27-year-old star has been a consistent source of goals throughout his professional career in the Netherlands and now Germany with Wolfsburg.

Weghorst finished this campaign as the Bundesliga’s fourth-highest scorer on 16 goals, only behind Jadon Sancho, Timo Werner and Robert Lewandowski.

The report states that Newcastle United are also keen on the striker and Wolfsburg could let him go for a sum of around €35 million (£32m).

As Pierre-Emerick weighs up whether to remain at the club or not, Gunners icon Emmanuel Petit has advised the 31-year old to depart from the Emirates for the good of his career.

‘If I was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, I would leave Arsenal,’ Emmanuel told Paddy Power.

‘There is some quality in this team but when you arrive at the club nowadays you want to do great things.

‘But, come on guys, Arsenal is not the same any more. It’s becoming an average club.

‘I feel so sorry for the fans and all the people who love the club. I feel sorry for the former players that try to uphold the Arsenal reputation.

‘But I don’t feel sorry for the players – I think 75 per cent of them at the club at the moment don’t deserve to wear that shirt. They should look at themselves in the mirror and show some pride.’