Revealed: Arsenal came close to signing Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - no surprise as to why move broke downPublished September 27, 2016
Arsenal fans, you may want to look away now.
The Gunners are notoriously known for their rather peculiar way of doing business in the transfer market, with their hesitation and uncertainty costing them the signings of various star players down the years, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Whilst this summer Arsenal did uncharacteristically spend money late in the transfer window, it seems that their hesitation and stubbornness cost them once more, in the winter of 2015.
According to Spanish paper El Confidencial, the North London side were presented with the opportunity to sign Borussia Dortmund’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to a special feature report, which was focused around the Gabon hitman, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger made an official attempt to sign the 27-year-old in last winter transfer window.
It’s believed that the Bundesliga club were open to doing a deal, whilst the player himself was also keen on a move to the Emirates.
But as is always the case at Arsenal, their stubbornness proved costly.
The North London side offered Dortmund €60m for the striker, while the Germans demanded €100m, and that’s where negotiations broke down.
Should Arsenal have paid the money?
Arsenal fans would certainly have thought so!