CHRISTOF STACHE/Getty Images
Every summer, Arsenal now look to sign a marquee star. The trend started in 2013, when they managed to recruit Mesut Ozil from Germany. A year later, they beat Liverpool to the signature of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. In 2015, Petr Cech was their star signing, arriving from Chelsea with bags of experience and medals.
This summer, it may be time for Wenger to finally add the top-class striker he craves. Since 2013, Arsenal have been linked with a host of star names but not yet landed an elite centre-forward.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be the man. The Gabonese forward has been in outstanding form this season, and Justin Allen of the Sun wrote:
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eyeing a shock £42 million move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month.
An intermediary is now talking to the Bundesliga club on the Gunners’ behalf. Aubameyang has scored 24 goals in 23 appearances this season — and told friends that he wants to play in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s don’t desperately need a player like Aubameyang. However, his arrival would undeniably be a huge fillip to their hopes of lifting the Premier League title.
Despite his brilliance, he could still be attainable for a club with Arsenal’s resources. Aubameyang plays for Dortmund rather than one of Europe’s biggest clubs, and he would surely see a move to Arsenal as a progressive step for his career.
He’d be a great fit. The thought of Aubameyang racing on to Mesut Ozil’s through balls is a tantalising prospect for the Arsenal fans. This season, Wenger has been experimenting with using a more mobile forward in the form of Theo Walcott. Aubameyang could be the man to fill that role for years to come.