It has been revealed by Guillem Blague that Arsenal are trying to sign the prolific Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the Bundesliga side, as he posted this on Twitter yesterday….
Alexis Sanchez not fully agreed yet. United favourites and next 2-3 days key (nobody takes City out of equation yet). Meanwhile Arsenal want to close soon deal for Aubameyang, left out of squad today, for €60m pic.twitter.com/QtaCcE5Z9P
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 14, 2018
The actions of Aubameyang seem to confirm what Blague as saying, as the Gabonese international refused to turn up for a “very important meeting” and was dropped from the squad for yesterday’s game. The Dortmund sporting director Micheal Zorc has hit out at Aubameyang and suggested that he would have to go soon.
“At some point you can’t tolerate it any more,” Zorc said. “I don’t know what’s going on inside his head. We had a very contentious discussion today. We’re not used to this behaviour from him.
“What is going on now is not to be tolerated by the club. It is clear: It cannot go on like this. I don’t know what is going through his mind. I don’t recognise him anymore.
“There is trouble in the team and that is not good.”
Despite his discipline problems, the 28 year-old has still scored 21 goals in 23 games in this campaign, and we are only halfway through the season. The question is whether Aubameyang is causing problems because he wants to force his club to sell him to Arsenal, or is he just an ill-mannered lout?