Borussia Dortmund confirm Arsenal bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Kristen Gonzales
January 22, 2018

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims that "nothing is happening" with a potential deal to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

As things stand, the club would potentially welcome two signings before the transfer deadline with Henrikh Mkhitaryan likely to be reunited with ex-teammate Aubameyang, a combination which caught the eye of Europe's elite a couple of years ago.

Arsenal are now set to make a second bid for Aubameyang, who was left out by Dortmund for their 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Friday night.

With Alexis Sanchez nearing a move to Manchester United and Theo Walcott already joining Everton, the Gunners have targeted the Gabon worldwide to boost their attack.

It comes after Dortmund CEO Joachim Watzke said: "I can confirm that there has been a first request from Arsenal for Aubameyang".

Arsenal's chief executive Ivan Gazidis has arrived in Germany to continue negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over a deal for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

"At some point you can't tolerate it any more", the club's sporting director Michael Zorc said this week.

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"That includes saying you've made a mistake in one situation or another".

According to BILD, while Dortmund were playing away to Hertha Berlin, Aubameyang skived off to play 5-a-side with his mates.

Despite 14 substitute appearances in the 22 games in which he has featured this season, Giroud's return is seven goals, maintaining his overall record of a goal every third game for the Gunners.

While the general consensus among Arsenal supporters is that Aubameyang is the ideal signing to revive their top four challenge, one former player believes they should be aiming higher.

It's been widely reported that the Armenian will be part of Sanchez's imminent move to Old Trafford and while he's been hit and miss at United, perhaps a reunion with Aubameyang at the Emirates will get him back on track.

"He went on to say that Arsenal can always try, but they'll have a hard time signing him".

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