Arsenal do not tend to be one of the busier clubs when it comes to the transfer window, but this time around, plenty of work is going on behind the scenes.
The Alexis Sanchez saga came to an end earlier this week when the Chile international moved to Manchester United.
Within the deal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan switched to the Emirates, and it seems that the Gunners’ transfer business is not done just yet.
Widespread reports have claimed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the club’s top target.
The Borussia Dortmund hitman has not yet signed on the dotted line, and it appears that a deal could potentially depend on Olivier Giroud.
The Daily Mail reports that the Bundesliga outfit are keen on signing the French forward, but at this stage, deals for Aubameyang and Giroud are being kept separate.
The latter has struggled for a starting spot at Arsenal this season having been restricted to just one Premier League start so far.
With a potential move to Dortmund on the horizon, fans have been debating whether the Gunners should let him go.
— Imran patel (@Bergy10_afc) January 23, 2018
Am i the only fan that really doesnt want to lose Giroud under any circumstance. Hes been a quality player for us and look how hard it is for other clubs to buy a decent big man up top. Such an under appreciated player #AFC
— Lawrence Kenny (@Lawrence_Kenny) January 23, 2018
Why would we keep welbeck bit sell giroud ? Mental mistake incoming , again ! #afc
— stuart miller (@refmillerafc) January 23, 2018
I will be had for this but I will be more Upset if we lose Giroud than I am losing Alexis.. The guy has saved us on many occasions and is often the scapegoat for most fans but if he goes it will be a classic case of you don’t know what you had untill he’s gone true gunner #AFC
— Jack (@GodIsADutchman) January 23, 2018
All being said and done, if Oli G moves away from The Emirates it will literally be two steps forward, one backward kind of situation. What Giroud offers as a striker is hard to get out of any other attacker right now. #AFC
— Rajat Sharma (@_rrajat_) January 23, 2018
If Giroud sacrifices himself to make the Aubameyang deal happen, he'll earn legendary status from me! #AFC
— Adil Raza (@adilraza1983) January 23, 2018
Of course Giroud deserves minutes, especially with it being a World Cup year but he's so precious 😢 #AFC
— Marissa Thomas ⚽ (@marissatom16) January 23, 2018