Aubameyang himself is keen for the move to happen, as Sunsport revealed that the Gabon worldwide grew up idolising Gunners legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira & Co.
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Reports now suggest that the Armenian forward's deal is separate to that which will see Alexis Sanchez move in the other direction, allowing negotiations in both deals to be carried out in a less convoluted manner.
The discussions over Aubameyang's future have now cast a shadow over Dortmund for weeks.
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They play at Hertha Berlin on Friday. The Gabon worldwide spent his night off playing five-a-side football wearing a shirt with the name of Ousmane Dembele, who left Dortmund for Barcelona last summer, on the back. And competition up front - something Aubameyang hasn't had for years - could push him to new level.
However, they have insisted that any potential deal will be treated separately from that of Piere-Emerick Aubameyang, who is reportedly being courted by Arsenal.
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