first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Nov 2019 11:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Barcelona are leading rivals Real Madrid in the race to sign unsettled Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.Aubameyang has established himself as one of the most prolific forwards in Europe over the past six years, first starring at Borussia Dortmund and now flourishing at Arsenal.The Gabon ace scored an impressive 141 goals in 213 appearances for Dortmund and has already notched up 50 goals for the Gunners. Aubameyang has developed into a key player for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)‘It is a privilege to follow in their footsteps and I will honour the armband by doing my very best on and off the pitch.‘When I was younger, I remember always wanting to be captain in my youth teams. I was talking about it with my mum just the other day actually.‘We were laughing because we recalled how I used to buy armbands myself so I could wear them! At the start of my career, I was not too focused on being captain or not.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Now, it feels right. It comes with a lot of responsibilities but I feel I can do a great job.‘I have been Gabon captain since 2015 and that was also a great honour. My dad was also the national team captain when he was playing.‘So to take over from him in a way was again very special. Now, I am doing the double with Arsenal and Gabon and it is a wonderful privilege.’MORE: Arsenal staff expecting Unai Emery to be sacked imminentlyMORE: Max Allegri has doubts over Arsenal job as pressure on Unai Emery growscenter_img Unai Emery post 2-2 draw with SouthamptonTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:11FullscreenUnai Emery post 2-2 draw with Southampton is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Despite emerging as a key figure at the Emirates, Aubameyang has seemingly been reluctant to commit his long-term future to the Premier League club, who are currently eighth in the table.ADVERTISEMENTBarcelona and Real Madrid have been alerted to his situation and, according to the Daily Star, it is Barcelona who are at the front of the queue should Aubameyang decide to leave.AdvertisementAdvertisementAubameyang’s current contract will expire in 2021 and Arsenal are reluctant to allow their star man to enter the final year of his deal and risk losing him on a free transfer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Dortmund striker was named Unai Emery’s new Arsenal captain earlier in the month but he may still be open to a move due to the club’s struggles under Emery.It is claimed the chances of Aubameyang leaving will increase substantially if Arsenal again fail to qualify for the Champions League.Speaking out for the first time on being named Arsenal captain, Aubameyang said over the weekend: ‘Arsenal has a great history of wonderful captains like Patrick Vieira and Tony Adams. Barcelona lead Real Madrid in race to sign unsettled Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisementlast_img

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