- Arsenal set to lose Alexis Sanchez this month, Man Utd heavily linked
- Gunners need to react with poor results on the pitch and losing key player
- Aubameyang emerges as a top option for Wenger, as per report in Germany
- READ MORE: Arsenal edge closer to £45m signing after talks on Sunday, PL star also eyed as key exit expected in ’48 hours’
With results on the pitch in mind, coupled with the possibility of losing one of their best players in Alexis Sanchez, things aren’t too rosy for Arsenal right now.
The Gunners fell to a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth at the weekend, and coupled with other results around the Premier League, they’re now eight points adrift of the top four.
BBC Sport note that Man Utd are favourites to sign Sanchez this month, while the likes of Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere will see their respective contracts expire at the end of the season.
That’s not a lot to be positive about from an Arsenal fan’s perspective, but it could be about to get better if Arsene Wenger can go out and attack the transfer market to bring in quality reinforcements.
According to Bild, the Gunners have set their sights on a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and that is exactly the type of signing they need to get fans back on side and add real quality to the team.
The 28-year-old has scored 141 goals in 212 games for the Bundesliga outfit, with last season being his most prolific for them yet with 40 goals in 46 games.
As a result, adding serious firepower with the Gabon international would certainly add goals to the team, provided he gets the service.
Meanwhile, The Express report on how Bundesliga expert Lee Price has suggested that Arsenal are ready to make Aubameyang their highest earner ever if he chooses to move to north London.
No transfer fee has been agreed as of yet as per both reports, but it looks as though Arsenal may well have set their sights on the former AC Milan and St. Etienne star to solve their issue with Sanchez set for the exit door. If it comes off, that would be some addition, but more is arguably needed to convert them into genuine challengers for the top honours.