It’s safe to say without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal would not be doing as well as they should be this season.
Arsene Wenger’s final signing as Gunners boss has been without question had a massive impact on the Arsenal XI, scoring 31 goals this season alone and recently being named the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but time isn’t on the north London team’s side.
Approaching 30-years-old, Aubameyang isn’t going to be prolific forever for Arsenal and the club could be hindered if they don’t identify a successor sooner rather than later, and one interesting name has popped up.
According to football.london, the Gunners are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller, who has been one of the driving forces behind the Bundesliga’s incredible rise in the past few seasons.
The French attacker has put up impressive numbers for Adi Hutter’s team this season, scoring 19 and assisting 12 in 40 appearances for Frankfurt, and Haller could be Arsenal’s long-term successor for Aubameyang.
At 24, Haller has the best years of his career ahead of him and if Arsenal are able to acquire his services soon, the club will be set for the striker position in years to come.
With a Transfermarkt valuation of £36 million, the striker is well within the range of what Arsenal can afford this summer, and that value is only going to go up the longer Haller remains at Frankfurt.
Aubameyang has been immense since joining Arsenal 18 months ago, and identifying his successor is a long-term plan that will be crucial to how the Gunners progress as a club, and in Haller, the north London side have a player who can fill the mantle in the future.
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