When Arsene Wenger revealed that Arsenal were in negotiations with Manchester United over the Alexis Sanchez move, he told us that the deal would be finalized in 24 to 48 hours, or not at all. But it still took more than another week for the swap for Henrik Mhkitaryan to be officially announced, with ‘the next 48 hours’ being repeated over and over AND OVER!
Now it looks like the same thing is happening with Aubameyang, and with just a few days left of the transfer window we are definitely running out of time, especially if Dortmund are trying to get some sort of replacement in before the end of the month.
The Dortmund manager Peter Stoger made it clear that he wants this deal wrapped up as soon as possible so the team can concentrate on playing football, just like Wenger kept saying while waiting for the Alexis deal to go through. He said: “I can only say that we would soon like to have a solution to this situation.
“Whatever the outcome of this matter, everyone would agree that whatever brings clarity will help the team.”
Stoger has also said that he is considering playing Aubameyang on Friday, just like Wenger did with Sanchez, in the hope that it could rush things along, but now Wenger refuses to even talk about but still hinting that it could still happen. “The best is I don’t talk about that because it wouldn’t help.” Le Prof said. “I think if something happens it happens, if it doesn’t happen then we are strong enough to focus on the players we have and focus on the job with the players we have. I am perfectly happy with the players I have. We got Mkhitaryan in and I have a strong squad.”
Yes but we would be a lot stronger with Aubameyang in the squad, don’t you think?