If Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal in the coming days, then the fans will need a big transfer boost.
Not only will they be losing their best player, but it will be at a time when things are going wrong on the pitch.
After Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, the Gunners dropped further in the race for top four.
The team are now seven points adrift of a Champions League spot, and they may have to finish the season without Sanchez.
The Guardian reports that the Chile international is closing in on a move to Manchester United after he did not travel with the Arsenal squad to Bournemouth.
As a replacement for the attacker, it seems that Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on Arsene Wenger’s radar.
Bundesliga expert Lee Price has told The Express that the Gabon international has agreed a move to Arsenal, but the deal will only go through if Sanchez leaves.
Aubameyang did not feature for the German club over the weekend as he was dropped for disciplinary reasons – the second time this season.
Arsenal fans have been having their say on the latest rumours.
— Steven Oliver (@_StevenOliver) January 14, 2018
Definitely part of a small minority when I say this, I don't think Aubameyang would suit us well if we played him beside a striker tbh, but on paper it sounds great if we were to play him with Laca and possibly Malcom/Mkhitaryan. Idk I just have my doubts, hope I'm wrong. #AFC
— tom 🔴⚪️ (@Tee_Cee97) January 14, 2018
— Barry Carroll (@Goonerbar) January 14, 2018
All the chat saying Aubameyang to Arsenal, decent boost if so after a poor start to the new year #AFC
— Ross Gray (@RossJohnGray) January 14, 2018
Not going to get too excited over this Malcom and Aubameyang talk, until I see both sitting there in a photo in a Arsenal kit to me it’s just more talk that’s bound to end up in heartache 😂 #AFC
— ArsenalTalk (@ArsenalTalk9) January 14, 2018
Aubameyang and Malcom are the kind of players I can’t help myself getting majorly excited about, but we have to look at more pressing holes in this squad. Saying that, goals are a real issue – Auba will solve that. #AFC.
— Jay James Waller (@JayJamesWaller) January 14, 2018
Signing Aubameyang would definitely soften the blow of Sanchez leaving.. #AFC
— Alan Curran (@AlanCurran99) January 14, 2018
The saddest thing about potentially signing @Aubameyang7 is that we'll be booing him in 4 years time when he decides to go to @ManCity / @ManUtd on a free. #afc #WengerOut #Wenger #Aubameyang #Sanchez #TransferTalk #alexissanchez #EPL #news #kronke
— Arsenal World News (@AFCworldnews) January 15, 2018