Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
Arsene Wenger’s wish of bringing in a World class centre forward last summer seems to dragged on to this winter window.
Goal reported that the manager was keen superstar forward Karim Benzema only for Madrid to declare in unavailable.
According to the Metro, the wish remains but the target has changed. The paper reports that Arsenal are prepared to pay a club record transfer fee to acquire the services of Borrusia Dortmund Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and have lodged a bid of around £42million.
The report further claims the bid which is just shy of what the Gunners paid to land assist king Mesut Ozil from Madrid is an initial offer and that the Gunners are prepared to go even higher to pay a fee that would exceed Ozil’s £42.5m price tag.
Aubameyang, recently crowned Africa’s Footballer of the year, has been in imperious form of late. In 2015, the Gabon international scored 41 goals in all competitions, of which 18 have come in 17 Bundesliga matches this campaign. A figure that places him as the division’s top scorer by the year’s end.
Top Journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft however revelaed via Twitter that the German side have no intention of parting with the pacey forward who became the first player in the Bundesliga player to score in each of the first eight games of the season. Fjortoft tweeted:
“As reported Arsenal willing to pay “big money” to get Aubameyang. But Dortmund say NO. Building a new team. Not desperate for money.”