Emery to walk if Man United deal done, Arsenal close in on 22-goal hitman, £40m winger wants Gunners move, Man United told to sign Arsenal ace
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Adrian Durham believes Unai Emery could walk away from Arsenal if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sold to Manchester United this summer transfer window.
Aubameyang has become the most important member of the Arsenal attack since his move to the Emirates and netted an impressive 31 goals for the Gunners last season.
However, there has been some talk in the media which has claimed that he has been tempted by a big money move to China, with talk that they are prepared to pay around £500,000-a-week to nail down his services.
But there has also been talk that United could make a tempting £70 million offer to take him to Old Trafford, as they seek to add a world class striker to their attack this summer.
And Durham has claimed that Emery could walk if the Arsenal hierarchy sanction such a deal this summer.
“There’s this story about him [Aubameyang] allegedly liking a social media post which called Emery puppet,” Durham said on the TalkSport website
“It has fuelled all this speculation even more, but I can’t square this transfer. It doesn’t sit well with me.
“If Aubameyang, having scored all those goals for Arsenal, one of the few bright spots for Arsenal last season, if he went to Man United it would be right up there with the Van Persie thing as a BETRAYAL of the Arsenal fans.
“I think Arsenal fans would look at this and say ‘Hang on a minute we haven’t been forking out money following this club, putting up with mediocrity by their standards for all these years just for us to get a decent strike partnership going and then one of them gets flogged!
“To a rival as well! I think this deal cannot happen, I think Emery needs to come out and say ‘Right this deal cannot happen and if it does happen, I’m walking out on the club’.
“Something has got to happen to stop the bad decision-making at Arsenal football club.
“This deal, I think, is one of those moments in Arsenal’s history. If it happens, then I think the fans will turn massively.”
Fresh reports have claimed Arsenal are looking to challenge Tottenham and sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, who reportedly wants a move to the Emirates.
Perisic is regarded as one of the best wingers in Europe right now and has been lined with a possible move to the Premier League after suggesting that he is ready to test himself outside of Seria A and in one of the top three Leagues in world football.
The 30-year-old was on Tottenham’s wishlist during the January transfer window if reports are to be believed, but Spurs could simply not convince Inter to let their player leave half way through the season.
But with reports suggesting that Arsenal are ready to delve into their transfer kitty at the end of the season and try to secure a few big named signings, recent reports have claimed that Inter are now seeking to cash in on Perisic and he could be one of a number of players that could arrive at the Emirates.
And according to FCInterNews, Arsenal is Perisic’s preferred destination should he leave Italy this summer.
Despite his age, it is believed that Inter are seeking a fee close to the £40 million mark.
Bundesliga reporter Christian Falk has told the likes of Arsenal that Bayern Munich are no longer interested in Nicolas Pepe.
With the season coming to a close and the Gunners attention focusing on next season, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few months on whom they will look to try and acquire in the transfer window.
And one name that has been mentioned about a possible move to the Premier League is that of Pepe, as the 23-year-old Pepe is among the most highly-rated forwards in Europe and his transfer value is estimated at more than 50 million euros (£57 million).
Pepe has scored 22 goals and created 11 assists in all competitions this season and has been tipped to become one of the most deadly strikers in the game, with Arsenal boss Unai Emery a big fan.
However, it seemed that the Gunners were all set to lose out in the chase to land the talented hitman as reports in the media all suggested that he want a big move to Bayern Munich this summer.
But in a boost to Unai Emery and his chase, Falk has told Arsenal that Munich are no longer interested in Pepe.
“Pepe – they scouted him a lot of times, I know that the board had said no to a transfer because he’s not the quality of Bayern Munich, but if they don’t get any winger, perhaps they have to rethink Pepe. But I would say no,” Falk told Get German Football News.
Manchester United should sign Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi alongside two other Premier League youngsters if Paul Pogba leaves Old Trafford, Stan Collymore claims.
Pogba left Juventus to return to United, where he played in the academy, in 2016 for a then world record fee worth £93.25m.
However, there has been constant speculation on the media about his future ever since his move back to Old Trafford, as the Frenchman has not lived upto expectations.
And that has led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media that the likes of Madrid and Juventus are ready to pay close to £170 million to try and prise him back away from Manchester.
And Colloymore has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make a move for Guendouzi if the Frenchman leaves Old Trafford this summer.
The young Frenchman has become an integral part of the Arsenal since his arrival in the summer after signing from Ligue 2 side Lorient in the summer.
His performances and ability on the ball have impressed many Gunners fans, and many have been shocked with how quickly he has settled into the team, starting most of the Gunners Premier League games last season.
“Of course, if Pogba is allowed to go, then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have big money to reinvest,” Collymore told The Mirror.
“I’d go down a different route to the Galacticos-like path United have trodden in recent seasons.
“I’d be looking at a mixture of [Declan] Rice, James Maddison and Matteo Guendouzi, three players who would thrive at United.
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