It’s been a difficult period for Arsenal fans on and off the pitch, but reports claim they could be handed a huge boost this week courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners have slipped to sixth place in the Premier League table and are eight points adrift of the top four, they were knocked out of the FA Cup and look set to bid farewell to Alexis Sanchez who is set for a move to Man Utd, as per The Telegraph.
In turn, there hasn’t been much to shout about for the Arsenal faithful and concern may well have been growing within the club, but they have the opportunity in January to strengthen and lift the spirits of all concerned.
According to Bild, that’s exactly what could now happen as Aubameyang’s father, who is also his agent, has reportedly flown to London to reach an agreement on a £53m move from Borussia Dortmund for his son, as added by The Sun.
Further, it’s noted that coach Peter Stoger has made a significant concession over the 28-year-old as he has seemingly admitted defeat in keeping him as he has been left less than impressed with his attitude it seems.
“Disappointment is the wrong expression. Rather a lack of understanding as I cannot really comprehend his conduct. And I am certainly not the only one,” he is quoted as telling Bild.
It’s easy to understand Dortmund’s frustration, as the Gabon international is a crucial piece in their team, scoring 141 goals in 212 appearances for the Bundesliga giants.
Coming off the back of his most prolific campaign yet last season in which he scored 40 goals in 46 outings, he’s got 21 in 23 so far this season, and so losing him will be a major blow to the club.
However, with the reports above in mind, it looks as though he’ll be replacing Sanchez at the Emirates, but it remains to be seen if the bid is accepted and if there are smooth negotiations over personal terms to get it over the line this month.