And it is understood that his head could be turned by a possible swoop from the Catalan giants, who are said to be weighing up whether or not to make a move on the 30-year-old.
How bad would this be for Arsenal?
Losing Aubameyang would be a seismic kick in the teeth for the Gunners.
The Gabonese international has been a revelation since joining from Borussia Dortmund, and there have been times when he has been just about the brightest spark in this Arsenal squad.
Taking that kind of firepower out of a side is always going to be a real sucker punch.
The only silver lining, if there were to be one, is that freeing up that kind of wage budget and the inevitable fee that Aubameyang would fetch could allow the Gunners to move for a decent replacement.
You have to ask yourself though, are there many strikers out there who could fill his boots, and who would be willing to move to a side without Champions League football?
The answer, sadly, is probably not.