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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently staring at an uncertain future with Arsenal having stalled on signing a new deal. 

Aubameyang has just a year left on his current contract with the Gunners but could lose him should they fail to qualify for Champions League. 

The uncertainty surrounding his future has seen top European clubs including Man United and Barcelona line up for his services. 

The situation is said to have left Arsenal under increasing pressure to cash in on the Gabonese star at the end of the season rather than lose him for free next summer. 

Offloading one of their most prolific players would force the Emirates outfit enter the market in search of his replacement. 

But who could Mikel Arteta turn to fill Aubameyang's boots? 

Take a look at top five potential replacements for the former Borussia Dortmund striker: 

1. Donyell Malen

The former Arsenal youth star has been impressive at PSV since his switch to the Dutch side. 

The youngster has scored 11 goals and set up five others in just 14 matches. But having sold him for just £500k, Arsenal will have to fork out a massive £48 million to re-sign him. 

2. Dries Mertens 

The star forward is currently unsettled at Napoli and switch to the Premier League would be a welcome idea for him. 

But Arsenal will have to do everything within their reach to qualify for Champions League to land the Belgian striker. 

3. Krzysztof Piatek 

The Polish hitman may have struggled at AC Milan since his move from Genoa. 

But he has since revived his former self at Hertha Berlin where he is currently on loan. 

He would welcome a move to the Emirates regardless of whether Arsenal will qualify for Champions League football. 

4. Kevin Volland 

Mikel Arteta has not hidden his desire to sign the 27-year-old having unsuccessfully tried to land him during the January transfer window. 

Arsenal scouts have been tracking his progress at Bayer Leverkusen and could be included in Arteta's summer shortlist.

5. Luis Suarez 

Perhaps a surprise inclusion in this list - but would be a left-field option for Arsenal, nonetheless. But with Barcelona already lining up a replacement for him, the Uruguayan would be more than willing to sign for Arsenal where he will most certainly guaranteed first team football.

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