Arsene Wenger refused to be drawn with regards the ongoing pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, insisting anything he said would not be helpful to the situation.
Arsenal have had a delegation in Germany since the weekend trying to secure a deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker, but as yet no agreement has been found with the Bundesliga side reportedly rejecting two bids they have deemed unacceptable.
“If something happens it happens. If it doesn’t we are strong enough to focus on the players we have and to focus on the job with the players we have.
“I’m perfectly happy with the players I have, we got Mkhitaryan in. We have a strong squad.”
It seems like very public posturing at this point. Arsenal know Aubameyang wants to leave Dortmund and sign, while the German side will want to get the maximum to help them replace him.
It seems as if Olivier Giroud could still play an integral role with a proposed loan there for the rest of the season still on the cards.
Arsenal don’t play again until next Tuesday night, and the transfer window closes on Wednesday evening at 11pm, so there’s still time to get this done.