A few days ago when the Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club to a possible January move for the Borussia Dortmund and Gabon international striker first started to hit the headlines, I dismissed the reports because the player himself had spoken before the Bundesliga winter break about how happy he was at Dortmund.
But the rumours continued and it was being said that Aubameyang had let it be known that he was in fact keen on a transfer move to the English Premier League. And his current club felt the need to reassure their fans, which always suggests to me that there really is something going on.
Dortmund have felt the need to act once more today after the news was reported by Sky Sports that the goal-a-game forward had been absent from the first training session since the squad broke up for the holidays. Now that really has got tongues wagging in the football rumour mill.
There has been talk of the player having a ‘personal appointment’ but would you not organise any such thing to not coincide with a training session? It is not as if a footballer does not have more than enough free time on his hands is it?
So I for one am starting to give some credence to the rumours, although we should know more if Aubameyang turns up for training tomorrow and the story simply fades away. What do you make if it all Gooners?