Arsenal's Opening Aubameyang Offer Is Well Short Of Dortmund's Asking Price

Frederick Owens
January 22, 2018

Dortmund's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed the Gunners had made an approach for the Gabon global, who has been left out of the squad for his side's last two games.

But, having been instructed to stay at home and train with the reserves, the striker spent his evening not watching his teammates on TV, but playing five-a-side with friends.

The Italian publication stated that Aubameyang had initially requested to leave the Signal Iduna Park 18 months ago, however was asked to delay his move by 12 months due to Ilkay Gundogan, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mats Hummels all leaving the club that summer.

"It's not a suspension but a sporting decision", Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Eurosport before the game. We'll see, if this will help him.

Aubameyang has emerged as an apparent target for the Gunners in recent days as Arsene Wenger ponders bolstering his attacking options at The Emirates.

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The Gabon global has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates this month, with the Gunners keen to replace the departing Alexis Sanchez.

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An unusually open response from the Frenchman upset Borussia Dortmund, who quickly issued a rebuke and claimed 'no ' had been made with regard to their star striker.

Personally I think he will be a fantastic addition to the team. I can not stand up for what they say but if we sign somebody we'll announce it. Overall you look at the achievement of the player over his career'. "We assume that Wenger has enough to do dealing with his own players".

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