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Arsenal have been handed a huge boost in the race to sign long-time target and Borrusia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.
The Gabonese striker has been on Arsenal’s radar for quite some time and was even linked with a move to the Emirates last summer but his team were not prepared to sell him after losing several of their star players that same window.
However, BVB director Joachim Watzke has now admitted that this could be the striker’s last season at the Signal Iduna Park.
The striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions for BVB this season and is being monitored by a lot of big clubs. Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been linked with the player this season and are expected to make a concrete move at the end of the season.
BVB will prefer to keep their key man but the club director has admitted they won’t turn down mouth watering bids.
‘I do not think there are an awful lot of clubs Auba would like to join,’ Watzke told Bild.
‘There has been a lot of talk about a transfer for the past two or three years, but he is still at Dortmund. It used to be the same story with Marco Reus. He was supposedly going to every club in the world as well, but he is still here.
‘Of course, everyone has his price in football, regardless of who we are talking about.
‘But we are not even thinking about a transfer at the moment, because there is nothing happening for now.
‘If an offer comes in that does turn his head, we will sit down and discuss it. But even that does not mean he will definitely leave. Auba still has a long-term contract here.’
No doubt, Aubameyang will cost a huge sum of money and there will be plenty of suitors for his signature. It remains to be seen if Wenger would be willing to do whatever it takes to sign the striker. It won’t be an easy deal to complete but will send a big message to our rivals if we are able to complete it.
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