Recent statements have made people believe Wenger is finally ready to invest in some more expensive established players and all the media have had a close eye on the Gunners as a result. According to Dailymail.co.uk footballers such as Villa, Casillas, or Gotze are no longer just on the fans’ transfer list. Even if Arsenal’s French coach decided that it is time to bring in some experienced and expensive players, he still remains true to his previous approach as far as transfers go. A name that continues to be linked to Wenger is ex Milan player, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 23 year old striker has mostly been on loan since 2008. He has only played for French teams making his name while scoring for Saint-Étienne. He has managed an impressive scoring rate. Statistics show that he has found the net every two games, making him one of the most efficient footballers in Europe.
Even though he started his international career playing for the France-U21 team, he is now representing Gabon for whom he has managed to score 8 times in 29 appearances. Aubameyang, who signed with Milan in 2007, played for Dijon, Lille and Monaco before finding his way to Saint-Étienne. He has grown a lot since 2011 when he first got there. He is now seen as one of the best transfers to make considering there are not that many strikers available on the market.
Aubameyang is currently valued at £13 million, which is excellent for Arsenal who need a few other players as well. His agent recently confirmed the fact that the Gunners expressed their interest regarding the 23 year old and said that they would have to fight for the players’ signature with Tottenham and Newcastle.
This is not the first time Aubameyang has been targeted by Premier League teams. Newcastle have wanted him since January but failed to come with a tempting enough offer, reportedly thinking that Saint-Étienne’s striker is worth only £10 million. The only concern with Aubameyang is that he does not have the typical profile like most players working with Wenger. He may be considered a bit too eccentric for a team such as Arsenal but then again maybe he will liven things up and be a box office signing. Wenger seems to be prepared to handle his eccentricities as he likes his footballing skills so much.