Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been pictured at Dortmund airport ahead of his proposed move to Arsenal.
Nothing can ever be straightforward at Arsenal, especially where transfers are concerned.
The Gunners have been trying to wrap up a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for some time but still can’t quite get it over the line despite agreeing to terms with both the club and player.
The BBC‘s David Ornstein has claimed that Dortmund are only willing to sign off on the deal once they have signed a replacement player.
The options on that front are reportedly Anthony Modeste, Olivier Giroud or Michy Batshuayi but should it be the latter then Chelsea would also need to sign a replacement.
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It’s an incredibly complicated situation but there has been one further twist in the plot this morning when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was pictured at Dortmund airport.
— Florian Groeger (@RN_Florian) January 30, 2018
The Gabon international was shown exiting a car with some family members before heading inside.
It’s unclear whether this means he is on his way to London or not. The forward will need to complete a medical before his move to the Emirates but would need Dortmund’s permission to do that. Let’s hope a solution can be found which involves Aubameyang in an Arsenal shirt at the weekend.