Juventus are reportedly interested in taking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off Arsenal’s hands, but harbour doubts as they continue to feel the effects on Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact

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Juventus remain ‘unconvinced’ by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Old Lady look to avoid a repeat of the lasting damage left by Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Arsenal attacker is reportedly one of three transfer targets identified by the Italian giants as they look to bolster their faltering forward line in January.

Having been stripped of captaincy and frozen out by manager Mikel Arteta, Aubameyang appears to be on his way out of the Emirates with the Gunners reportedly keen to offload the Gabonese striker in the New Year.

Despite interest from Juventus, it appears a potential deal could be scuppered as a result of the Serie A side’s experience with another mega-money earning star name in Ronaldo.







Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks set to leave Arsenal in January but Juventus remain unconvinced
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According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Aubameyang is one of three attacking targets, alongside Manchester United ‘s Anthony Martial and Sassuolo ‘s Gianluca Scamacca, however Juve harbour doubts.

Reports in Italy suggest the Turin-based club remain unconvinced by the out-of-favour Arsenal frontman as they question whether he will fit in with the ‘football curriculum’ at the club.

Juve are believed to consider Aubameyang as solely a ‘penalty area striker’ and are leaning towards a more well-rounded forward who has more to offer.

The fresh doubts come shortly after comments were made by former Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who stuck the boot into ex-teammate Ronaldo for his impact on the team’s chemistry and style of play.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner made a sensational return to United on deadline day this summer, bringing to an end a three-year stay in Turin.

Juve paid £100million to Real Madrid for his services back in 2018, but the Portuguese superstar failed to fire the Old Lady to the Champions League crown – one of the primary aims behind his signing.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has come under fire from a number of his former Juventus teammates

Despite Ronaldo hitting a staggering 101 goals in 134 games for the Serie A giants, Buffon became the latest former Turin teammate to question the United man’s legacy in Italy, claiming he damaged the team’s DNA.

“Juventus had the chance to win the Champions League the first year he arrived, which was the year I was at Paris Saint-Germain, and I couldn’t figure out what happened,” he told TUDN.com.

“When I returned, I worked with CR7 for two years and we did well together, but I think Juventus lost that DNA of being a team.

“We reached the Champions League final in 2017 because we were a side full of experience, but above all we were a single unit and there was this competition for places within the group that was very strong.






Gianluigi Buffon claimed Juventus lost their DNA as a result of Ronaldo’s influence

“We lost that with Ronaldo.”

Having witnessed Aubameyang’s recent misdemeanours from afar, it appears Juve are now in two minds as to whether to pursue a deal for the forward given the discord he has created in the Arsenal camp.

As a result, Sassuolo’s Scamacca is believed to be Juve’s top target though they haven’t completely dismissed the chances of taking Aubameyang off Arsenal’s hands.

Juventus hope a new striker can help salvage their stuttering season as they currently sit fifth in Serie A, 12 points behind leaders Inter Milan, having struggled since Ronaldo’s departure.

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