Another international break has thankfully come and gone as the world once again turns its attention to the joyous chaos that is club football.
While the Manchester clubs are dominating England, and Barcelona are soaring in Spain, things are a little out of whack in the Bundesliga, with Borussia Dortmund (not Bayern Munich) leading the pack.
After just seven games BVB have raced to a five-point lead over their bitter rivals, dropping points on just one occasion while plundering a staggering 21 goals and conceding just two.
Dortmund's electric form has been due in no small part, to the sensational start Gabonese striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has enjoyed to the season. In just nine appearances, Aubameyang has netted nine times.
The 28-year-old has been one of the most consistent goal-scorers in Europe over the past few years, finishing the last Bundesliga as the top scorer, bettering Robert Lewandowski's tally by one goal while having played a game less.
However, the picture might just have looked a whole lot different for Dortmund after their talisman revealed that the club had agreed for him to leave during the last summer transfer window.
Speaking in a recent interview with Bild, Aubameyang revealed that the club, whom he also described as his family agreed to let him go, but he was unable to secure a move away from Signal Iduna Park.
"There was a time in the window when I could have changed. We [Aubameyang and the Dortmund board] agreed on this together in all openness but nothing happened," he told the German paper.
"I have always felt very comfortable in Dortmund, in the team and at BVB, and that is true today, too. BVB is my family!"
Given his form, it comes as no surprise that the pacey forward was the subject of heaps of media speculation and interest from some of Europe's powerhouse clubs. If he continues on in the same vein of form, he could add a massive amount to his current value.
Who knows where Dortmund would be if the striker had gone in search of pastures new.
Thankfully, for Dortmund fans, that is not a question they have to worry about as they prepare to welcome RB Leipzig on Saturday.
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