Date: 24th August 2021 at 5:28pm
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Arsenal’s season couldn’t have gotten off to a much poorer start, with Mikel Arteta’s side losing 2-0 to both Brentford and Chelsea in the opening nine days of the new season. 

The opening loss to Brentford in what was the Bees’ first ever Premier League game, although embarrassing, may have just been an anomaly.

However, the way in which the Gunners were outclassed by a Chelsea side who themselves were not at their best for large parts of the second half, proved to Arteta just how far his side have got to go.

Now, it appears that the north Londoners could be taking a surprise step, by selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

As per ESPN, the 32-year-old could be on his way out of the Emirates, with Manchester City emerging as a previously seemingly unlikely destination.

Aubameyang failed to score in six pre-season matches.

The report suggests that Pep Guardiola’s side are growing increasingly sceptical of being able to consolidate a deal for Harry Kane, and could instead look to Aubameyang to solve their goalscoring problems.

Spurs’ insistence that the England captain is not for sale has done little to deter City’s interest all summer, but with a week of the window remaining, it appears that they may finally have given up and decided to look elsewhere.

It had previously been reported that the former Borussia Dortmund man was happy at Arsenal and wished to consolidate his legacy as a club legend before leaving.

However, new rumours circulating suggest that he could be open to the prospect of leaving, after registering his worst goalscoring season in a decade last term with just 15.

Aubameyang made his first appearance of the season as a second-half substitute against Chelsea on Sunday, while Kane also featured for the first time since the Euros in Spurs’ 1-0 victory over Wolves.

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