I seriously have to admit that I was extremely dubious that Arsenal would be trying to replace Alexis Sanchez with both Henrik Mhkitarayan AND Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. I only expected that one or the other would be coming in during this transfer window, especially after the Dortmund heirarchy kept saying that they had received no offers at all for PEA, and Arsenal were being disrespectful.
But now it appears it is not just hot air, and Arsenal really are going to try to bring the unhappy Gabonese striker to the Emirates, and it seems that Dortmund have softened their stance as their chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has now confirmed that the Gunners have made their opening move for the Dortmund striker.
“I can confirm that there has been a first enquiry from Arsenal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,” Watzke said, although he refused to talk about the money aspect. But at least that statement reveals that Arsenal really are interested and the Bundesliga side are talking to us.
Personally I think he will be a fantastic addition to the team. He will certainly score more goals than Sanchez has this season for sure that’s for sure, and hopefully he won’t give away the ball so much! This really is exciting news for Arsenal fans, If we get both Aubameyang and Mhkitaryan I won’t miss Sanchez at all!
What do you think?