Borrusia Dortmund general manager, Michael Zorc has declared to Arsenal and any other potential suitor that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will remain at the club and will not be sold.
The Guardian, in its report, yesterday said the Gabonese player is wanted by Arsenal. Now there seems to be a twist to the story.
Michael Zorc has issued a “hands off” message to interested buyers that the striker is not for sale, according to the Mirror. When questioned about the future of the player, the GM said:“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a player of Borrusia Dortmund and we do not have any plans to sell him”.
Arsenal are looking to add a forward to their team ahead of next season, but they seem to have been disappointed in their pursuit of the French-born 26-year old star.
Dortmund, who have been previously raided of their star players by Bayern Munich in the past, seem to have learnt a lesson and have opted not to let their stars leave. In the same vein, German ace, Marco Reus, who is wanted by several European clubs has also been prevented from making a move to any of the clubs.
The English FA Cup champions are short of strikers with only Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott the club’s only strikers. And with Podolski, Joel Campbell set to leave the club, Wenger seems keen on bringing in another striker and although Aubameyang is not a striker, he is versatile enough to play as a striker as well as on both wings.