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Arsenal are ‘more and more likely’ to secure intriguing transfer deal this month – report

The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Arsene Wenger to improve his team this month. The Gunners have struggled so far this season, and there is a significant gap in quality between their team and the sides above them.

If they are to have any chance of securing a top-four finish this term, then, improvement will be needed. Fortunately, according to German publication Bild, one significant move is edging closer.

Bild report that Arsenal’s move for Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is becoming ‘more and more likely’, with the Gabon forward now confirmed to have been left out of the travelling party of Dortmund players that will take on Hertha Berlin this weekend.

Aubameyang’s spell at Dortmund has been fraught with difficulty, particularly over the last few weeks. For all of his qualities on the field, his off the field persona is, by all accounts, difficult to deal with – hence Dortmund’s apparent willingness to move him on this month.

Bild certainly appear confident of a deal, and that is beginning to rub off on our resident Gunners. With Alexis Sanchez on course for a departure to Man Utd, Aubameyang looks set to be his replacement at the Emirates.

Landlord’s Verdict

Whilst a move for Aubameyang is exciting, it is not without risk. Indeed, the prospect of this move is a very intriguing one.

He is clearly a difficult figure to deal with off the field, and it will be very interesting to see how Arsene Wenger looks to cope with that.  He is often a manager that has commanded respect, but it remains to be seen whether his name will carry as much weight to a player like Aubameyang.

It will also be interesting to see how he adjusts to the Premier League. He has, of course, been lethal in Germany – having picked up 31 league goals last term – but English football is obviously a tougher animal.

It’s a good move, of course, but it’s certainly intriguing – if Arsenal can pull it off.

Arsenal fans – thoughts?

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