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Chelsea must beat Arsenal to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Chelsea must do their utmost to ensure they pip Arsenal and Liverpool to the signing of Borussia Dortmund hotshot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The 26-year-old, who is currently the top scorer in the Bundesliga, has reportedly emerged as Jose Mourinho’s chief transfer target in the January transfer window.

And with the Blues’ forwards all misfiring so far this season, the Premier League champions must do whatever it takes to ensure they land one of the planet’s most in-form strikers.

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Awesome Aubameyang

After two somewhat inconsistent seasons at the Signal Iduna Park, Aubameyang has taken his game to the next level in a way he never quite could under the tutelage of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

He has netted 15 times in the league already, one more than Ballon d’Or candidate Robert Lewandowski and three more than World Cup winner Thomas Muller.

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The nature of his performances have earned him plenty of admirers throughout the footballing world, and driven a Dortmund team that finished seventh in Klopp’s final season, to second in the league standings.

He has even emerged as the team's talisman, ahead of Marco Reus, and history suggests that any standout player at the Westfalenstadion will be on the move sooner, rather than later.

Chelsea need him

Though Diego Costa netted the winner in the Blues’ 1-0 victory over Norwich City at the weekend, the Spaniard has looked a far cry from the predator whose goals helped fire the Blues to the league title last season.

There have been rumours that he could be set for a stunning return to Atletico Madrid, and Mourinho may decide to cash in on a player whose antics often shed an unsavoury spotlight on the club.

Loic Remy is another who may leave Stamford Bridge, having still failed to break into the Blues’ first-team, 15 months after arriving from Queens Park Rangers.

Meanwhile, Mourinho’s gamble on Radamel Falcao has failed to yield any rewards, with the Columbian’s form every bit as bad as when he was at Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United last term.

Perfect solution

In a world where the likes of Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres can cost £35million and £50million respectively, Aubameyang could be a snip at just £20million.

However whether or not Dortmund decide to sell as soon as January, remains to be seen, with Thomas Tuchel unlikely to give up on winning the league title so soon despite Bayern Munich’s unnerving dominance.

Chelsea must ensure they win the race for his signature. If they do, it could be the signing that ignites their season and ensures they finish in the Champions League positions come May.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Premier League
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