BVB Slams Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Over Aubameyang Comments

Posted January 22, 2018

Sanchez's actual replacement at Arsenal could be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed his club had received a bid for the Gabon global.

Dortmund are reportedly adamant that Aubameyang will not leave the club for any less than the desired sum of €70m.

The striker has been tipped to join Arsenal for a fee in the region of €60million, with the Gunners eager to sign a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is expected to sign for Manchester United.

"That's his decision. If he had been good in training, he would have played [on Friday]".

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Despite BVB recently denying that there was any contact with Arsenal regarding with the sale of Aubameyang to the Gunners, their club's CEO has now stated that Arsene Wenger's side have launched their first bid.

THERE'S genuine concern at Borussia Dortmund over whether their star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will remain at the club.

Wenger's comments have been quickly condemned by Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

And Express Sport understands that Arsenal's next offer will come close to matching Dortmund's asking price in a hope of pushing the deal through.

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"There's a way back into the team for him, but professionalism is part of that, which includes saying you've made a mistake in one situation or another", added Zorc.

"I don't know what's going on inside his head".

German media reports claim the Gabon hot-shot is chasing a transfer to Arsenal after being disciplined on Sunday, with Dortmund wanting 70 million euros for last season's Bundesliga top scorer.

Arsenal are keeping Mesut Ozil for January as he contemplates signing a new contract.

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Aubameyang was recently suspended by the Black and Yellows for disciplinary reasons after German newspaper Bild reported the Gabon worldwide had missed a team meeting (h/t ESPN FC's Stefan Buczko).