Aubameyang 'not a possibility' for Arsenal, insists Wenger

  • Aubameyang 'not a possibility' for Arsenal, insists Wenger

Aubameyang 'not a possibility' for Arsenal, insists Wenger

The Gabon global is widely regarded as one of Europe's top forwards and has been consistently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium over the past few seasons.

Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has denied reports suggesting that the club will make a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the current transfer window.

Sky Italy reported earlier this week that the Gabon worldwide has emerged as Wenger's priority target to replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chile global finally joins Manchester City this month.

Aubameyang has been excellent in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 13 goals in 15 appearances despite Dortmund's erratic form.

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Aubameyang 'not a possibility' for Arsenal, insists Wenger

When asked if Aubameyang was being considered as a target, Wenger told reporters: "No, that's not a possibility".

"I want him to stay", said Wenger, when quizzed about the interest from Walcott's former club Southampton. The England worldwide is yet to start a Premier League game in 2017-18 and has seen just 47 minutes of top-flight action.

"He's with us. The plan is he goes out on loan to play somewhere", Wenger confirmed ahead of Arsenal's trip to Nottingham Forest. I have heard about that but personally I want him to stay.

Wenger reiterated, though, that Mavropanos will need to gain experience on loan before he's ready to fight for a place in Arsenal's team.