Auba tipped to follow Henry route

English Premier League

Arsenal star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has backed to follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry and leave the Gunners for FC Barcelona.

The Gabonese striker's current deal runs out in 2021, with some reports claiming he is looking to move to a club where he can win silverware.

Manchester United, Liverpool and FC Barcelona have been linked with the Gunners' top scorer, but Charlie Nicholas feels he could make the switch to the Camp Nou.

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"I don't see Liverpool or Man City signing him," he told Sky Sports. "Would he get into Liverpool's side? No. Manchester City could be an option if they were looking to replace Sergio Aguero.

"Would Aubameyang say that he has done Germany and England? Could it be time to move to Spain?

"He is a similar age to Thierry Henry when he went to Barcelona to play with Lionel Messi and Xavi, before winning titles and Champions Leagues.

"I could see him moving to the Nou Camp, but Real Madrid could also be an option."