Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to personal terms with Premier League side Arsenal – leaving the ball in Borussia Dortmund‘s court.
The North London club want to sign the BVB forward to replace Alexis Sanchez who is set to leave the Emirates in the coming days, with Manchester United his no doubt destination.
As indicated by top media publication “The Mirror Football comprehends that personal terms have been agreed with Aubameyang resolved to force through the move after he was expelled from the team for disciplinary reasons at the end of the week.
The forward has told Dortmund there is no returning from the episode which saw him miss their goalless draw against Wolfsburg on Sunday – his third inward suspension in a little more than a year.
Reports prior this week asserted Aubameyang had handed in a transfer request ahead of his proposed £54million move away from Westfalenstadion.
Relations between the striker and his club seem to have floundered as of late, with Peter Stoger talking about pressures in the wake of dropping Aubameyang at the end of the week.
Stoger said: “It was a relatively important session that he stayed away from, which showed me that he is not so focused.
“He was surprised, did not quite notice it for himself. But for us, it was a clear case.
“The session was clearly announced in WhatsApp groups that are today on tablets. If he is not there, someone else is playing, who is totally focused.”
With Aubameyang’s relationship with his club now strained, Arsenal are hoping to clinch a deal for the Gabonese international before the January transfer window shut.