How Will Arsenal’s Summer Transfer Budget be Spent?

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Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng

I’m skeptical of Borussia Dortmund transfer links, mainly because they seemingly never happen (since Tomas Rosicky, in fact). Marco Reus, Ilkay Gundogan, Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski and a whole slew of other Dortmund stars have been linked with Arsenal over the years.

But Aubamayeng doesn’t appear so unlikely to me. While Reus opted for loyalty, the young Gabon striker’s agent has already pointed out that Dortmund will listen to offers in the 30 million pound range (per ESPNFC).

It’s a price that Arsenal can afford at a position Arsenal need reinforcing at. And not only that, but Aubamayeng is versatile, a trait that Wenger values immensely. Adding him to our arsenal of strikers (pun!) alongside Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott (who better stay) is an appetizing combination of speed and potency (or just speed, in Welbeck’s case).

This rumor is still in the gossip phase, but it’s fact that Wenger often finds himself in talks with Dortmund players given the similar play style between the two clubs. In the mean time, here’s a look at some Aubamayeng highlights.

With 15 goals and 6 assists in the Bundesliga despite Dortmund’s highly disappointing season, Aubamayeng may crave champions league football more than loyalty to his club. Arsenal could be an optimal landing spot if that be the case.

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