Borussia Dortmund to take Giroud on loan

Monday, 22 Jan, 2018

Arsene Wenger has ruled out a January move for Bordeaux winger Malcom and says "nothing is close" regarding a deal to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal.

The report suggests that Dortmund will flat out reject that offer for their star forward, and despite claims that sporting director Michael Zorc would be in London on Saturday to discuss terms with Arsenal, the Germans seem pretty relaxed about the whole endeavour.

Wenger wants to replace him with new faces at Arsenal and believes the addition of Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan will see him add world class players to his squad.

Aubameyang, who has scored 98 goals in 143 league games since joining Dortmund from Saint-Etienne in 2013, missed a team meeting last week.

Wenger spoke about the United player being an Arsenal fan, and said that he is a player who loves good quality football.

On Thursday, Wenger said Aubameyang would "fit in" at Arsenal.

'We find it disrespectful to speak about players of other clubs, ' he said.

The striker's latest disciplinary offence and transfer saga comes at the worst possible time for Dortmund, who had won their last two matches under coach Peter Stoeger before last week's draw.

As Cross noted, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also said to be nearing a move to the Emirates Stadium, with Alexis Sanchez leaving Arsenal for Manchester United.

And Express Sport understands that Arsenal's next offer will come close to matching Dortmund's asking price in a hope of pushing the deal through.

"I think footballers are very privileged, all the more if you see how hard many people have to work for their salary".

Aubameyang was the Bundesliga's top goalscorer last season as he finished the campaign with 31 goals and has hit 13 in 15 games so far this year. I don't think [that it will happen in January], no.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants to add world-class attacking talent to his side and sees Aubameyang, a former team-mate of Mkhitaryan at Dortmund, as the flawless forward to complement the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette.