Wenger On Aubameyang & Evans

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Although victory over Chelsea was enough to fill the headlines yesterday evening, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was obviously tasked about transfers in his post game press conference and having signed only Henrikh Mkhitaryan this window, but with ongoing links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jonny Evans, the gaffer was faced with the obvious questions.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, Wenger explained about Aubameyang.

‘The best is I don`t talk about that because it wouldn`t help. I think if something happens it happens, if it doesn`t happen then we are strong enough to focus on the players we have and focus on the job with the players we have. I am perfectly happy with the players I have. We got Mkhitaryan in and I have a strong squad.’

As for Evans.

‘Look, if we sign somebody we will tell you very quickly, but at the moment we are open to strengthen the team and the squad, but we are not close to signing anybody.’

That didn’t however stop the speculation continuing last night as the BBC were reporting that Arsenal had been knocked back in a second and improved offer for the Gabon international and we still appeared to be some way off Borussia Dortmund’s valuation of the player.

They stated that Dortmund will only allow the 28 year old to leave for a fee in excess of £50million and that our last offer worked out in the region of £43-44million.

With a boost from the Chelsea win and a trip to Wembley to face Manchester City in the cup on the cards, signing somebody with the goal return of Aubameyang would certainly lift fans further and go a long way in replacing the loss of goals from Alexis Sanchez.

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