Aubameyang has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Arsenal and its now up to Dortmund whether to let him go or not.
The Gabon international is seen as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is set to move to Manchester.
Aubameyang has established himself as one of Europe’s premier marksmen over the last few seasons. He has sparked interest from top teams all over the world- from PSG and Chelsea to Real Madrid.
The forward has netted 13 times in just 15 Bundesliga outings adding another eight strikes in all competitions.
Despite his quality, the Dortmund hierarchy is sceptical of him with his disciplinary issues. He missed the game against Wolfsburg due to suspension, which ended in a 0-0 draw. This is his 3rd ban in just over 12 months.
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Another issue came after missing a team meeting, and Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “Auba has to talk to the coach and tell him whether he is ready to give everything for Borussia Dortmund.
The Gunners’ new recruitment chief Sven Mislintat knows both Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan from his time at Borussia Dortmund and both could get done this window. Even though Aubameyang has a bad boy reputation, Mislintat has provided glowing reports and Dortmund is ready to sell.
The 27-year old’s recent Twitter activity also indicates a move to London. He asked his team-mate Jordan Sancho to show him around London soon and has also posted a picture with an Arsenal fan.
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What this means for Arsenal
Losing Sanchez and Ozil is a huge blow for the Gunners. Aubameyang would be a devastating strike partner for Lacazette.
The striker though is currently contracted to Dortmund until 2021 and is currently valued around €70 million. The Gooners will have to dish out a lot of money to bring him to the Emirates. With Thomas Lemar costing around the same, one of these two will do Arsenal a world of good.