Arsenal are reported to have opened talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng over a €60million switch this month – despite claims Arsene Wenger has serious doubts over the striker’s suitability.
Reports emerged over the weekend that the Gunners were ready to meet Borussia Dortmund’s £54million price for the Gabon striker, who was left out of the Bundesliga side’s team over the weekend after what was called ‘disciplinary issues’.
And the Daily Telegraph claim Gunners boss Wenger has serious misgivings about signing the striker given his regular brushes with authority, while it’s also suggested that the Frenchman does not feel Aubameyang would fit in with what Arsenal need right now.
The deal for the Gabon striker appears to be being driven by Arsenal’s new Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat, who signed Aubameyang for Dortmund while he was still a scout at the German side. It’s believed he has instigated the talks between the Gunners and the striker – despite Wenger’s protestations.
The report comes hot off the heels from an early claim that suggested Wenger and Mislintat had also clashed over which player to try to sign from Manchester United in the wake of Alexis Sanchez’s possible move to Old Trafford.
It’s claimed Wenger would rather Arsenal went for Anthony Martial, but Mislintat preferred the option of trying for Henrikh Mkhitaryan – another player the German had signed for BVB.
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