English premier league side and FA cup champions Arsenal are reportedly preparing an audacious £30m pound deal to sign Borrusia Dortmund’s Gabon international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The gunners who are in need of fire power have earmarked the free scoring Aubameyang aptly nicknamed the “Gabonian Neymar” as their top striking transfer target this summer.
Aubameyang 26, who is can play in any of the forward positions as well as the wing is an important part of Dortmund squad and has scored 49 goals in 67 appearances (0.73 scoring ratio) since joining Dortmund in 2013. Dortmund on their own part have publicly maintained that they won’t be allowing any of their players leave the club and just let Ciro Immobile leave the club for Seville having lost Robert Lewandowski last year.
Even though they would loath to lose him, an offer of £30m plus which the gunners are reportedly preparing might be enough to force their hand. But selling a player who is currently their most prolific striker would leave Dortmund shorn of striking options and with only Adrien Ramos as their only senior striker for the new season.
Whether Dortmund will sell their striker is a matter for another day but Arsenal could surely make do with someone of Aubameyang’s talent, versatility and goal scoring prowess. Let’s not forget that Dortmund and Arsenal have similar style of play and he will fit into the current squad very easily. With his pacy, direct style and his willingness to run into channels and stretch defenses; he will add extra attacking dimension to the gunners play.
Should Dortmund sell Aubameyang to Arsenal?