Arsenal might well have intended to try and sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month but the player himself has confirmed he will not be moving to the Emirates Stadium. In a statement designed to clarify his future, the Gabon striker - last night named African Player of the Year - said he didn’t want to transfer to Arsenal and confirmed he wouldn’t depart Borussia Dortmund anytime soon. Looks like Arsene Wenger will need to turn to other options if he’s to bolster his frontline. One man the Frenchman is confident of signing is FC Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny. Wenger said he hoped the two parties could get to the end of it within the next three days, with the complications believed to be born from the work permit process.