Arsenal target Aubameyang set for BIG money Man United transfer?

This pacy and prolific striker was one of the players that Arsenal were most heavily linked with in the run up to and during the January transfer. And the Gabon international star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the man that the Arsenal fans hoped would join the club to give us the extra fire power to boost our challenge for the Premier League title.

Instead the player stayed with his current club Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga where they currently sit in second place. The chances of them making up the eight point gap to leaders Bayern Munich are pretty long though and even though Dortmund look sure to be in the Champions League, the smart money says that they will struggle to hold on to all of their top players.

With an amazing record of 29 goals from 28 starts and two sub appearances this season, Aubameyang is certainly one of them but according to Metro the Arsenal fans need not get our hopes up because our big spending Premier League rivals Manchester United are ready to pounce with a massive transfer bid.

If this move is primarily agreed by money then the Gunners are bound to miss out, but if we can keep going and lift the Premier League trophy in May and if United fail to secure a place in the UCL for next year then do we still have a chance to sign the brilliant striker?

Arsenal set to seal DREAM transfer DOUBLE?

If the growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours are anywhere close to the mark then the Arsenal boss is actually going to do what most of us want for a change and sign a striker to cover for and compete with the French centre forward Olivier Giroud and the flying England forward Theo Walcott.

We do not yet know who that striker will be but there have been a number of names put forward by the football media, including the former Man United man Javier Hernandez, the Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and now the Watford player Troy Deeney.

Whoever Arsene Wenger decides to sign, though, it will not be the first signing of the January transfer window. That honour is going to the Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny. Today Metro are reporting that the 23-year old will arrive in London today to complete his move from the Swiss champions Basel.

So if the boss gets moving this week, Arsenal fans could be in dreamland with a double transfer in time for the next match, when Sunderland come to the Emirates on Saturday for the FA cup clash. Would a striker and a midfielder be enough or do the Gunners need more?

Arsenal agree transfer fee but must still convince Aubameyang

If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true then the Arsenal manager is wasting no time being true to his words. To be perfectly honest I was not convinced when Arsene Wenger insisted that he would be very busy in the transfer market this month but Metro is reporting that the Gunners are closing in a second signing already.

The report claims that even though the German club Borussia Dortmund have slapped a massive transfer fee of £42 million on their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wenger and the Arsenal board have already agreed to pay it. And with the Gabon international in the form of his life, with 27 goals in 27 games so far this season, Arsenal fans everywhere should be getting very excited.

A note of caution though, because Aubameyang spoke out a few weeks ago to quash any rumours of him leaving his current club, as a Sky Sports report explains.

The striker said, “I am very happy here. The people here accept me for who I am. Dortmund has become my second home.

“I learnt a lot through the clubs I’ve played for previously [AC Milan, Dijon, Lille, Monaco] both negative and positive. It’s made me a better person.

“Every goal I score feels like the first. It’s a special feeling to play in front of these fans. I don’t know my limits yet. I set personal goals every season, that’s very important to me. I have improved in every year I’ve been at Dortmund.”

It is clear that the 26-year old is happy where he is and is not pushing for a move but could the lure of the Premier League and a chance to win it with Arsenal change his mind?