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Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc is not giving up on the possibility of retaining their top marksman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beyond the January transfer window despite reports suggesting that he has already agreed terms with Arsenal.
The Gunners have identified the Gabon international as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is close to completing a move to Manchester United. It is believed that Arsenal have already agreed a three and a half year deal with the forward worth around €190,000-a-week (£168,000, $232,000).
It is believed that Aubameyang closing in on a move to Arsenal was the reason for his omission and Stoger hinted at the same after revealing that the player was “thinking about somewhere else” in the final training session.
“The whole week he was ok in training, only in the final session was he thinking about somewhere else,” Dortmund boss Stoger explained talking about the reason for Aubameyang’s exclusion from the squad.