Following the decision from Mikel Arteta to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of his captaincy, talk of the Gabon international leaving in January has been rife.

One of the main stars at the club, at least when it comes to his wages, the forward appears to be heading towards a rather unceremonious exit from the Emirates, with him once again left out of the squad as the Gunners prepare to face a wounded Leeds United.

There had already been claims that Barcelona were interested, but now it appears there are intermediaries going around offering the Arsenal player around Europe, with Italy recently targeted.

This comes from Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, who reports that the 32-year-old ‘has been offered’ to Milan, Inter and AS Roma, but there’s one big hurdle in the way.

Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s Aubameyang’s wages, which are far too high for Serie A clubs to afford.

That hasn’t stopped the intermediaries to ‘find him a new squad’, but it seems they may have to look elsewhere, unless the Arsenal man is prepared to take a serious wage cut.