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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang because he is disappointed with the lack of goals from Alexandre Lacazette.
That is the opinion of Sky Sports pundit and former Everton midfielder Leon Osman.
Borussia Dortmund frontman Aubameyang is closing in on a move to Arsenal for a club-record fee of around £60million.
He will provide direct competition for Lacazette, who himself only joined the Gunners last summer for £52.7m.
Lacazette has just nine goals in 27 appearances and one since December 3 last year.
Osman also believes that the arrival of Aubameyang will lessen the blow of losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United earlier this month.
“They paid a lot of money for Lacazette in the summer,” Osman said.
“He hasn’t scored the amount of goals that I think Arsene Wenger was expecting.
“They’ve lost Sanchez, you don’t know what’s happening with (Mesut) Ozil.
“So I do feel they need to get this deal done to show that they are still a team that wants to bring players, rather than becoming and slipping into a selling club.”
Aubameyang has scored 21 goals in 24 games for Dortmund in all competitions this season.
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