Borrussia Dortmund’s goal machine, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s first choice to replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean joins Manchester City, Skysports reports.
The 28-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker was in Ghana on Thursday for the African Footballer of the Year awards and expected to join his teammates on their winter training camp in Marbella on Friday.
Manchester City tried in vain to sign Sanchez last summer, launching a rebuffed £60m bid on August’s Deadline Day.
With Gabriel Jesus out injured, City is expected to launch a renewed bid for the mercurial Arsenal striker.
Jesus suffered a leg injury in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on December 31, and City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the Brazilian striker will be out for several weeks.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keeping faith with his top players in January transfer window, but he would also want to fortify his team as they chase a champions League place.
Aubameyang, has remained a prolific scorer and a goal guarantee for Dortmund since joining from Saint Etienne in 2013, scoring 98 goals in 143 matches for the Black and Yellow. This season, he has netted 13 league goals in 15 starts but was recently dropped from the team on disciplinary grounds.
If Arsenal succeed in signing Gabon National team captain, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY is certain that Sanchez would not be missed should he join City