by Lewis Ambrose

Another day, another rumour circulating that simply is not going to happen – this time I am referring to the rumour emanating from Bild that Arsenal are preparing a £28M bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabonese striker turned into a bit of a star at Borussia Dortmund last summer after a slightly hit and miss first campaign, eventually emerging as a viable candidate to replace Robert Lewandowski for the Bundesliga side.

So why would they be interested in letting him go?

The striker is the fastest player in the Bundesliga but has added a finesse and substance to his game, scoring 25 goals (all competitions) and creating a further 11 for Dortmund last season.

All of that is even more impressive when you realise the entire team only scored 47 league goals – Aubameyang scored or assisted over 54% of the club’s league goals in 2014/15.


Arsenal would surely want him then, right?

Probably. But he’s indispensable to Dortmund.

And then you factor in the squad Arsene Wenger already has. The Arsenal manager wouldn’t spend such a fee on a player and then not play him regularly, but Aubameyang would have to compete with Olivier Giroud.

He’d provide something else, you say? Pace?

Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, and a certain Alexis Sanchez have some of that too.

Basically Aubameyang would cost a hell of a lot and not be completely integral as well as barely adding anything that Wenger doesn’t already have at his disposal.


1) He won’t be joining Arsenal.

2) Don’t ever listen to Bild.

That’s me done.