Aubameyang has 49 goals and 10 assists in 75 Premier League appearances and is one of the most elite forwards in Europe.
And so losing him to Inter would be much less damaging for Arsenal, given the boost his talents would provide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who are one of the Londoners’ main top-four rivals.
Arsenal may also hope to push for a higher fee given the money Inter would recoup from Martinez’s sale, with a projected fee of around £60m having previously been bandied about.
Mikel Arteta is still hopeful of tying the former African Footballer of the Year to a fresh deal but with Aubameyang 31 this summer and commanding huge wages, his sale would fund a much-needed strengthening of multiple positions.
Yet the Spanish coach will be desperate for the player not to move to another Premier League side, and so all hope is seemingly on Inter looking to act on their interest in Aubameyang should Martinez move to the Nou Camp.