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Arsenal identify £53million Alexis Sanchez replacement: Arsene Wenger revives transfer interest in speedy goal machine

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering a transfer swoop for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to replace Manchester City-bound Alexis Sanchez.

The Gabon international looks an ideal purchase for the Gunners after his prolific form with Dortmund, for whom he has 21 goals in 24 games this season and 141 in 212 appearances in total.

With Marca claiming Sanchez has a verbal agreement to join Manchester City, it seems Wenger is wasting no time in looking for a big-name to replace him up front.

Arsenal have been linked with Aubameyang in the past and Wenger is now considering him again, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, as translated by the Metro.

The 28-year-old may only recently have signed a new contract, but the Metro suggest he could be available for somewhere in the region of £53million.

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That doesn’t look a bad price for a player known for his tremendous pace and finishing ability, and Arsenal fans would surely approve of this ambitious move.

Aubameyang is reminiscent of Gunners legend Thierry Henry at his peak, and would arguably be an upgrade on Sanchez anyway, at least based on the Chile international’s patchy form for the club so far this season.

Dortmund don’t have the best record of keeping hold of their best players, with big names like Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels, Mario Gotze, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan among those poached from them by bigger clubs in recent years.

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