Apparently there are still problems with the deal between Arsenal, Chelsea and Dortmund over the striker Merry-go-round, with Chelsea trying to blackmail Arsenal over the price for Giroud. If they pull out then Batchuayi will not be going to Dortmund on loan, and then the Gunners may not secure Aubameyang!
David Ornstein has reported on twitter….
LATEST: Aubameyang medical pencilled for Wed AM. Earlier today all set for Batshuayi loan to Dortmund, Giroud to Chelsea for £20m. But #CFC via Marina Granovskaia now trying to drive price down so #AFC minded to end talks & send Giroud to #BVB – though unclear if he’d agree to it pic.twitter.com/R9jAnVdk0f
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 30, 2018
Could this deal really still fall through? We all know that Giroud’s missus doesn’t want to move away from London while she is pregnant, so what could Wenger do? Will Arsenal accept a reduced deal for Giroud if they have no choice? Or perhaps Wenger is playing hard ball, as he has included Giroud in tonight’s squad…