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Arsenal confirmed on Tuesday night that they have taken the decisive decision to terminate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract to allow him to complete a move to Barcelona on deadline day. While the decision has raised eyebrows in some quarters of the club’s fanbase, the Gunners are now set to pocket around £25million which was allegedly spent on the player’s lucrative wages.

Ultimately, it will give them extra leverage in the summer transfer market, when Mikel Arteta targets a new big-name striker after missing out on Dusan Vlahovic.

In that sense, this move could prove to be a masterstroke given that Aubameyang would never play for Arsenal again after his last disciplinary offense in December.

When his move to Barcelona initially fell through on Monday night, Arsenal were urged to reconsider their stance on the striker by some pundits and supporters, but Aubameyang was finally granted his transfer in the 11th hour, although Barca are yet to confirmed the signing of the 32- Age.

With the Gunners now appearing to operate with a new level of efficiency, Express Sport are looking at four overseas players the club could sign on pre-contract deals (the current deals expire this summer) in the next six months, following their latest cost cut. exercise…

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Paulo Dybala

It would be a signing to excite the fans and given that a new striker will be top of the agenda, Dybala ticks all the boxes.

The 28-year-old ideally wants to stay at Juventus but has yet to reach an agreement with the Old Lady on a new, improved contract.

And if another club called – potentially offering a bumper salary – Dybala’s head could certainly be turned.

He is well suited to Arteta’s technical style of play and can also play in multiple positions on the front line.

The only downside to a deal is that Dybala agrees now, he’ll be 29 later this year.

Nonetheless, he would be a star-quality addition that genuinely improves Arteta’s options in attack.

Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona player Dembele was reportedly offered to Arsenal in a partial exchange for Aubameyang on deadline day.

He is expected to move towards the Premier League but there are other challenges and factors besides his footballing ability which have similarities with Nicolas Pepe.

While there’s no doubting his skills and quality, Dembele’s attitude hasn’t always been exemplary.

Ultimately – along with injuries – it kept him from reaching the top in what looked like a formality when signing for Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund for £97million in 2017.

Arteta needs to consider whether he is ready to bet on France’s World Cup winner, which could potentially cause him more disciplinary problems. Something the Arsenal boss will want to avoid.

Frank Kessie

Now that would be a potential game-changer in midfield.

While there are stylistic qualities between Kessie and Thomas Partey in terms of ball retention and energy in midfield, the AC Milan ace is among the best of his ilk in Europe.

Tottenham and PSG also love Kessie, but Arsenal definitely have a chance if he throws his hat in the ring.

The Gunners need reinforcements in the middle of the park with Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles expected to leave this summer. Kessie would be a great option.

Andrea Belotti

Finally, while Belotti may not be a world champion, he will be another solid option in attack.

With Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette out of contract at the end of the season, the Gunners will need to sign at least two new strikers.

Belotti certainly knows where the goal lies and he has key leadership qualities from his long spell as Turin’s talisman.

He is yet to take the next step in his career, but for Arsenal it could represent a steal in terms of building up options within their squad.

Moreover, his salary wouldn’t be unreasonable due to his current salary with Torino.


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