Borussia Dortmund fire shots at Arsene Wenger after he talks about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Arsenal have found themselves in position as the most interesting team this transfer window.

The transfer of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool and the subsequent sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona right as the window begun threatened to make the Reds the most talked about team this January, only for Arsenal to erupt into chaos.

It was always going to be a memorable one for the Gunners with both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would be in high demand as their contracts wind down, but no one quite saw this level of confusion coming.

The big story is, of course, that Sanchez's move to Manchester City went from 'absolute certainty' to 'definitely not happening' in the space of a week. The Chilean will move to Manchester United in the coming days while City begin a search for new targets.

A move for Ozil was talked about, with United and Barcelona both tipped to bid, but that has calmed all the way down to the playmaker possibly even signing a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.

Then there's Jack Wilshere. His future wasn't much talked about at the start of the season on account of many not seeing a future for him at the club. He has forced his way into the lineup in recent weeks, however, and now a new deal for the number ten looks likely.

It means Arsenal are on the brink of turning what should have been an overwhelmingly negative window into one with a lot of promise.

An immediate replacement for Sanchez looks to be arriving in the shape of United midfielder Henrikh Mikhitaryan - a swap deal is likely, with Arsenal even getting some extra cash on top - but the Gunners appear to be happy to spend, too.

The pinnacle of that spending looks to be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund. The Gabon striker has been very heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, especially after his recent suspension at his current club.


Wenger was asked about the transfer on Thursday and was surprisingly open about things.

"No, I have nothing to add to that [Aubameyang]," said Wenger. "These kind of things are better when they are secret and you don't come out on it.

"You announce it when it's over the line apart from the deal we've just spoken about Sanchez and Mkhitaryan [that] could happen, yes. Nothing else is close."

The Frenchman went further, discussing how Aubameyang could fit in.

"Yes because a character can be of a very positive note and can be a very negative note," he said.

"I believe that overall you look at the achievement of a player during his career and usually when a career has been very positive, the character has been used in a positive way."

The comments were not well received in Dortmund though, who believed that Wenger went too far in openly discussing one of their players.

“We think it is a lack of respect when you get involved with players who are playing for another team,” said Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

“There is no contact with Arsenal. We can only assume that Arsène Wenger has enough to think about when it comes to the performances of his own players.”

Arsenal fans have rightfully gotten excited at the thought of Aubameyang signing for the club - they now just have to hope that their manager hasn't hurt that chance.

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