Arsenal shocked in race to sign highly-rated African hitman

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been dashed, with the sporting director of the Bundesliga club making it clear that they have no intention of parting ways with the player anytime in the near future.

Michael Zorc was quoted telling German sports publication Kicker: “I’ve heard a lot but I’ve made it very clear that he’s firmly in our plans.”

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Arsenal set to break the bank to land African sensation

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to be weighing up a big money move to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, according to reports in the press.

While the amount of the Gunners’ imminent bid is still not known, it is believed that it may be close to the £31m mark, with the Bundesliga side having stamped a £31.4m price tag on their player.

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Arsenal ready to go up to £40m for new striker

Arsenal have been told in no uncertain terms by Borussia Dortmund that their lead striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not for sale.

Arsenal had reportedly made a £30m enquiry for the AC Milan reject, and were told quite simply that they have no chance of landing the player this summer, at that price.

Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc could not have put it in plainer terms when he stated, “Not interested in selling Aubameyang.” Continue reading

Arsenal given go-ahead to sign Dortmund star

Arsenal have been provided with the green light to sign Borussia Dortmund ace Kevin Grosskreutz. According to a recent revelation made by German football expert Andrija Brundic, Dortmund have informed the player that he has no future at the Signal Iduna Park, which in turn means that he may be sold in the summer.

Brundic tweeted: ‘Kevin Großkreutz: Borussia Dortmund have told the player, that he has no future in Dortmund. Summer sale most likely #Bundesliga’

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Gunners plotting move for Dortmund ace

Arsenal are understood to be preparing a bid to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer, according to reports in the press.

The 26 year old is understood to have become disillusioned at the Signal Iduna Park this season, following his club’s disastrous performance in the first half of the season. And although Dortmund have performed comparatively better in their recent few matches, and are currently trying to make it to the top 4 this season, Mkhitaryan knows it will not be an easy prospect for the side.

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Wenger admits he tried to land super striker

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that Borussia Dortmund frontman Robert Lewandowski was a transfer target for Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The prolific centre forward, who has been a mainstay for the Champions League finalists, is in the final six months of his contract with them. Recently, it had been announced that the Polish international had agreed to a five year contract with German champions and Champions League winners Bayern Munich, and is due to start his tenure with the Bavarians from the beginning of the 2014-15 season. Continue reading

Arsenal battle Man United for German star

David Moyes has reportedly include Borussia Dortmund and German international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on the growing list of targets who can give Manchester United a solution to their midfield woes. Arsenal, who acquired Mesut Ozil in the summer, are also reported to be interested in the midfielder, and both clubs look set to battle it out for his signature according to reports in the Daily Star.

Gundogan was reported to have agreed a deal with Spanish giants Real Madrid last month, only to have his father refute the rumour. The German midfielder is currently out of action, after picking up a back injury in September. However, given his track record, his valuation of 25 million pounds would be a real steal. Continue reading

Arsenal have a battle on their hands in race for Dzeko

As if their rivalry in the Champions League group of death wasn’t fierce enough, the two European giants of Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are getting ready to fight each other in the transfer market as well. Manchester City outcast Edin Dzeko has become the latest bone of contention between the two clubs according to reports in the Daily Star. Continue reading