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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tried to force through a move to Chelsea in January according to an EXCLUSIVE in Saturday’s Daily Mail which is nice to hear the same day the two sides are set to meet in the FA Cup final.
Of course, the Daily Mail published this information as soon as they learned of all this for their EXCLUSIVE. They absolutely, positively, didn’t find out about this story and then hold onto it in order to publish it when it would do maximum damage.
Like on the morning of a cup final between the two sides.
Mike Keegan claims in his piece, that makes up the main article on the back page despite the headline going to another piece about lockdown restrictions being brought back in.
Arsenal have been trying to get Aubameyang to sign a new deal for a while now and, recently, Mikel Arteta sounded pretty confident the striker would stay.
Maybe that’s because the club now know they will be the only ones willing to meet Aubameyang’s wage demands.
If Arsenal manage to get rid of Mesut Ozil this summer (which is not a given) they will free up a lot of cash they can use to increase Auba’s wages.
Of course, you don’t want to end up in the same situation with Aubameyang as we’ve had with Ozil.
Reports on Friday claimed that Mesut Ozil is in Turkey while Matteo Guendouzi has not been training which meant neither, as expected, was not involved in our FA Cup final win against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.
As for Aubameyang, we still don’t know if that will be his last game in an Arsenal shirt or not.
One thing is certain, the Daily Mail have made Aubameyang’s life at Arsenal that little bit harder today, and they know it.