Former Manchester United and Liverpool star Paul Ince believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will look to quit Arsenal at the end of the season.
The Gabon striker finally ended speculation over his long-term future in September by penning a new three-year contract at the Emirates, worth a reported £300,000-a-week.
Pierre-Emerick was instrumental in the Gunners’ FA Cup run last season and the early form under manager Mikel Arteta convinced the 31-year-old forard to stay, in spite of interest from Barcelona.
However, Arsenal’s form has collapsed since Pierre-Emerick’s penned his new deal and the Gunners’ lacklustre start to the campaign was summed up with their 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Sunday.
He wasted one good opportunity to score but otherwise it was another out-of-sorts performance from Aubameyang and Ince thinks the signs are there that the player is already thinking about leaving.
‘Aubameyang for me is a worry. He looks frustrated. He looks like he’s not getting enough service,’ Paul told DAZN.
‘If he doesn’t get service – even though he signed a three-year contract- I can’t see him being there next year. I really, really can’t.’
Meantime, Juventus have allegedly stolen a march on Arsenal in the race to land highly-rated Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.
The north Londoners attempted to land the Frenchman during the most recent transfer window, but after failing to fork out Les Gones’ asking price for Aouar, Arsenal opted to bring in Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid instead.
The club continue to be credited with an interest in the player, but it appears that the Gunners will have to win a fierce battle with Serie A powerhouses Bianconeri in order to get a deal over the line.
According to Calciomercato, the Old Lady manager Andrea Pirlo has taken a liking to the star, and the Serie A champions are willing to shell out £50 million to land the 22-year-old next year.