Barcelona seduced by Arsenal hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Barcelona are considering a January swoop for Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Nou Camp giants are on the hunt for a striker in the upcoming transfer window despite their embarrassment of riches in attacking areas.

According to Le10Sport, Aubameyang has emerged on their shortlist of targets along with Lille’s Victor Osimhen.

A concrete plan has yet to be cooked up by Barcelona bosses but they are reportedly set to firm up interest in one of their targets in the coming weeks.

It is claimed Aubameyang’s efficiency in front of goal has ‘seduced’ the club.

The Gabon hotshot is enjoying a brilliant campaign despite Arsenal’s struggles.

He has scored eight goals in 12 Premier League games to leave him in the running to retain his Golden Boot award, which he won along with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane last term.

Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, is under contract at the Emirates Stadium until the summer of 2021.

He was recently handed the captaincy by Unai Emery following the decision to strip Granit Xhaka of the armband.

Aubameyang has been backed by fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette to thrive in the leadership role.

“It’s a good thing because he’s a leader on the pitch,” Lacazette told the club’s official website.

“I think he has the capacity to be a really good captain. Then also he was the second in command when it came to the captaincy, so it was a natural move forward.”

While Sokratis Papastathopoulos said: “For me it’s more important that Auba first has to score, he has to do his work.

“The captaincy or who has this [the armband] in the pitch, I don’t think it’s very important.

“I said something, who has the captaincy is not very important. It’s important that all the team is good in the dressing room.

“We are like a family. In the end who brings [onto] the pitch the captaincy is the last thing.”

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