Arsenal boss Unai Emery has quashed speculation that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could join Manchester United this summer.
The Gabon international has been linked with a sensational move to Old Trafford with the Red Devils said to be willing to part with around £60m for the former Dortmund striker, metro.co.uk reports.
Arsenal signed Aubameyang for around £57m in 2018 but Emery’s working with a tight budget this summer and it was claimed that the striker’s departure could be sanctioned to bolster the Spaniard’s transfer kitty.
However, speaking after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in Washington on Tuesday, Emery confirmed he wants to keep Aubameyang.
Asked whether the club would consider selling Aubameyang, Emery replied: ‘Not really in our mind. Not really.
‘We are very happy with Aubameyang and we don’t want to sell him.’
Aubameyang played up front with Alexandre Lacazette in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw against Madrid and the pair both scored in the draw.
Lacazette set Aubameyang up for the second goal and Emery admitted afterwards that he’s planning on playing the duo together up top.
‘They compliment each other very good but they can play both, they were playing both and sometimes we are playing one striker or two strikers and another moment with one winger, and one winger and we have a very big possibility with different options with Aubameyang because he can play like a lone striker, like a striker with two and can play on the right wing and the left wing,’ said Emery.
‘But, above all, we want to be very, very aggressive in the attacking third and also with moving forward to score with him and when we are deciding to play with another player maybe they are more one to one winger, one to one left or right, or maybe like Mesut. More deep to take the ball and to keep our possession with him in the pitch.’