Well at least we now have certain proof that Arsenal are trying to buy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. That is the good news, but the bad news is that they have rejected every single one of our approaches “so far”, which gives me hope that there could still be an agreement, although we are definitely running out of time as the end of the month approaches quickly.
Sporting director Michael Zorc has released the following statement on the official Dortmund website:
“We are prepared to implement a transfer under certain parameters – but only if these parameters are fully met. Arsenal has started several attempts so far. We have all rejected so far.
“Either our demands are fulfilled, then there can be another transfer or else they will not be fulfilled and Auba will play in Dortmund until the summer, so it is also discussed and accepted by the Aubameyang family.”
Well you can’t get clearer than that. Dortmund are not going to budge on their price, no matter how long Arsenal try to play their poker faces. But in some ways it is an improvement on their previous stance in that they have publicly told their fans that there are talks in progress about their superstar striker.
It must be just as excruciating for the Dortmund fans as it was for us Gooners when faced with Alexis Sanchez leaving us for Man United last week…