Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer transfer window.
The Gabon international ended up staying put at the Bundesliga club, but now that the winter market has rolled around, Arsenal have been touted as potential suitors.
Sky Italy recently reported that Aubameyang is the Gunners’ amber-one choice to replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean departs this month.
However, when asked about the speculation during his press conference on Friday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told reporters that a deal was “not a possibility”.
The future of Sanchez remains shrouded in doubt due to the fact that he has not signed a new contract at the Emirates.
The attacker is free to pen a pre-contract agreement with another club this month because his current terms at Arsenal expire in the summer.
With the uncertainty surrounding Sanchez and Wenger’s admission that Aubameyang is not a target, fans have been expressing their thoughts on Twitter.
Wenger rules out Aubameyang straight away
So the other top 5 will add to there squads
We will lose Sanchez and replace with Theo or iwobi and finish 6th
And this man will still be adored by most arsenal fans 😂😂😂
— Morris (@Arsenal_son_afc) January 5, 2018
Well it’s crucial we need to sign Aubamayang and Draxler if we are to have any chance of catching top 4,if we don’t strengthen then we’ll fail miserably again
— John boy (@johnriley85) January 5, 2018
Is it possibility we are signing anyone
— Akers (@akersarsenal98) January 5, 2018
— Timipre (@TimipreMax) January 5, 2018
Why not? Madness.
— GingerBeardedGooner☇ (@theonlyjim1) January 5, 2018
Of course it isnt.
— Tim Hardwicke (@Arselona) January 5, 2018
Or ever if you’re Arsene Wenger.
— Highbury Harold (@BlackScarfAFC) January 5, 2018
It would be if he paid the money…not rocket science is it.
— Andy Moore (@GoonerUS) January 5, 2018