Report: Arsenal want Sevilla star to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal have identified Youssef En-Nesyri as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to La Colina De Nervion. The Sevilla forward was a wanted man in the summer and remains on the radar of the Gunners.
Aubameyang is now 32 and Arsenal have to start looking for a replacement. During 2020/21, the Gunners talisman fired 15 goals and claimed four assists, playing 23 games up front and 15 on the left flank.
Mikel Arteta hasn’t overseen a win, or even a goal from his team so far this season. Arsenal face Norwich City on Saturday in a game that could prove decisive for the Spaniard.
Aubameyang is the Arsenal captain and their main talisman. Ultimately, sentiment can’t remain forever and a younger striker needs identifying in the near future.
That brings us to En-Nesyri. The Moroccan striker has been a revelation for Sevilla. He signed for the club from Leganes back in 2020 and has enjoyed a great start to life at the Spanish giants.
En-Nesyri has scored 32 goals in 81 games for the club, helping them lift the Europa League during the 2019/20 campaign.
Arsenal signing En-Nesyri would make for remarkable coup
The 24-year-old would be a class replacement for Aubameyang if Arsenal decide he is the man to come into the fold next summer.
En-Nesyri earns £49,000-a-week and given his relatively tender years, he could spearhead the Arsenal attack for many years to come.
Despite a summer spending splurge, Arsenal didn’t bolster their attack during the transfer window. That leaves Arteta with Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette until January at the very least.
En-Nesyri could provide a badly-needed injection of energy and it’s definitely a deal Arsenal should look to do.