Arsenal face transfer call as Inter and Barcelona consider Aubameyang offers

Arsenal are facing a battle to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the books this summer.

The Gunners appear to have turned a corner under Mikel Arteta, who replaced his compatriot Unai Emery earlier in the season.

Arsenal have now won their last three games in all competitions and secured a hard-fought 3-2 triumph over Everton at the Emirates on Sunday.

However, with Champions League football far from certain next season, Arteta faces a huge challenge keeping his prized assets.

Aubameyang has been prolific in the Premier League having joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.

He's racked up an impressive 49 goals in 74 top-flight games despite the Gunners' woes in recent seasons.

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That stunning record – coupled with Arsenal’s recent woes – has put him firmly on the radar of Europe’s elite.

According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport , Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan are sniffing around.

The Serie A giants are concerned about losing Lautaro Martinez at the end of campaign and are already scouring the market for potential replacements.

Starsport understands Barcelona also retain a long-running interest in Aubameyang.

The Catalans signed ex-Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite from Leganes earlier last week following a season-ending injury to Ousmane Dembele.

The 28-year-old is only viewed as a short-term fix, though.

Barca are expected to be active in the market again once the transfer window re-opens.

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It was Aubameyang who inspired Arsenal to victory over the Toffees. He bagged a brace as Arteta’s revolution continues.

The ex-Manchester City assistant manager claimed in the aftermath that he hopes to keep his talisman in north London.

"They are completely right to want him because he is a superb player," Arteta said when asked about Barca’s interest.

"It's right that big teams like him. Hopefully we can convince him this is right place to be.

"I think it's been tough for him because he has big expectations.

“He wants to play in the biggest competitions and with the best players.

“We have to help him do that. He needs to feel fulfilled.

"He is our most important player, no doubt the impact he has in this team. We will have to convince him to stay with us."

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