Arsenal transfers: Al Nasr make substantial loan offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have made a loan offer for Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Al Nassr are understood to be willing to take Aubameyang, who earns £250,000-a-week, on loan for the rest of the season before signing him permanently for around £6.5million.

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Arsenal have not yet responded to the offer and it is unclear if Aubameyang would be open to a move to the Middle East.

The 32-year-old has slipped down the pecking order at Arsenal and he was stripped of the captaincy in December due to his latest disciplinary breach.

Aubameyang has not played for the club since then and he was allowed to leave early to represent Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The forward, however, tested positive for Covid-19 when he arrived in Cameroon and was sent home without playing due to health issues. Aubameyang is now in London getting further examinations to ensure he is okay.

“He is in London and now he is going through some examinations, because we haven’t had any clarity from the Gabon national team about the reasons why he came back,” said Arteta.

“So obviously it is our obligation to make sure that medically the player is safe, he is in good condition and [there are] not any issues related to that - and to try to avoid any suggestion that is the case.

“So far historically everything we have done with the player, he has never had an issue. Hopefully that is the case.”

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