Arsenal keen on Jonathan David as potential Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replacement

first_img Comment Arsenal keen on Jonathan David as potential Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replacement Advertisement David has impressed in the Belgian league for Gent this season (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are looking at Gent forward Jonathan David as a potential summer replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports. The Gabon international has just 18 months remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, with talks over a contract extension having stalled.Aubameyang is reportedly holding out to see if the Gunners can qualify for the Champions League before he puts pen to paper. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Mar 2020 3:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.1kShares Aubameyang is the Premier League’s joint top-scorer with Jamie Vardy on 17 goals (Picture: Getty Images)According to Goal, Canadian forward David is high up on the north London’s club’s wishlist if their star striker Aubameyang is to depart at the end of the season. ADVERTISEMENTThe 20-year-old has been in a rich vein of goalscoring form this campaign, with 23 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions. AdvertisementAdvertisementFive of those strikes have come in the Europa League, and despite David’s prolific season in front of goal, Gent are said to be willing to let their top scorer go for around £17.5million. Arsenal may face competition from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City who have all been linked with the striker.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHolding onto key strikers Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette may depend on whether the north London side can secure European football for next season. Mikel Arteta’s side crashed out of the Europa League last week, with the 2-1 loss at home to Olympiacos putting a dent in their Champions League hopes. The Gunners still have an outside chance in the race for the top four, currently eight points behind fourth-placed side Chelsea with a game in hand. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal Invincible Ray Parlour admits he celebrated Watford ending Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League runMORE: Martin Keown rates Pablo Mari’s debut for Arsenal following January move Advertisementlast_img