'Logical' for Aubameyang to stay at Dortmund, says Stoger

Hope Soto
January 16, 2018

Arsenal has apparently set its sights on signing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as it gets set for a roster overhaul during the winter transfer window.

Sven Mislintat, Arsenal's new head of recruitment, who was previously the chief scout at Dortmund, is said to be heavily pushing the club to sign Aubameyang.

The Gabon worldwide - last season's Bundesliga Golden Boot victor - has been identified by the Gunners as the man they want to replace Manchester United-bound Alexis Sanchez.

The Daily Telegraph claims that the Gunners "are in talks over a proposed deal to sign" Aubameyang, who is now persona non grata in Dortmund for disciplinary reasons.

Arsenal are "optimistic" of completing the £53m signing of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.

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He said: "With Malcom I am taking it day by day... if he leaves, he will be replaced".

Aubameyang wouldn't be a like for like replacement for the Chilean, because they are very different players, but it would perhaps indicate that under-pressure Arsene Wenger would re-model Arsenal's attack and surely that can only be a good thing, given their goalscoring woes and form. Dortmund General Manager Michael Zorc described the striker's behaviour as "unrecognisable", stating that there is "trouble in the team", due to his behaviour. It is clear: It can not go on like this. I don't recognise him anymore.

Aubameyang is understood to have met with Borussia's hierarchy on Sunday at the club's training ground.

Edwards, who made his Tottenham debut as a substitute in the League Cup against Gillingham in September 2016, has been unable to force himself back into first-team contention this season.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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