David Ornstein gives update on Aubameyang move as drama sets in
BBC journalist David Ornstein has provided another update on what could decide Arsenal’s chances of landing the services of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang this month.
The Gunners confirmed the departure of star forward Alexis Sanchez last week, paving the way for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to move to north London after being ditched by Manchester United.
However, that might just not be Arsene Wenger’s last bit of business for the January transfer window with a deal for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang seemingly on the cards.
Reports over the weekend suggested that the 28-year-old, who has managed to rack up a fine tally of 22 goals in all competitions this season, is inching closer to an Arsenal switch.
Those claims appear to be true and Dortmund have indeed accepted the Gunners offer for Aubameyang, but the deal will not be given the green-light unless the Bundesliga side find a replacement for the Gabonese striker.
And that search for Aubameyang’s replacement is now what appears to be holding up the transfer with Olivier Giroud possibly required to join Chelsea in order for Dortmund to secure the services of Michy Batshuayi.
It is a dramatic finale to a transfer saga which many will remain skeptical about until the player is indeed unveiled as an Arsenal signing.
Merry-go-round: Giroud was lined up to replace Aubameyang at Dortmund then got offer from Chelsea & was keen, so Dortmund turned to Batshuayi. But Chelsea baulked at Giroud fee so discussed Batshuayi/Llorente swap with Spurs, which nobody agreed on. Deadlock #AFC #BVB #CFC THFC pic.twitter.com/HA6ymZ6IiN
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 29, 2018