Reported suitors Arsenal and Liverpool miss out as Aubameyang signs new Dortmund deal

Borussia Dortmund fans

Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with moves for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

As confirmed above by the club’s official website, Borussia Dortmund have managed to tie down in-demand striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new long-term contract at the club.

The Gabon international was one of Dortmund’s top performers in an otherwise disappointing campaign last season, scoring 16 goals and adding a further six assists in 31 Bundesliga starts.

The club’s failure to secure Champions League football has prompted an air of vulnerability regarding their top players, with both Arsenal and Liverpool accredited with an interest as per the Mirror.

Most recently, German news outlet Revier Sport claimed the Gunners were preparing a £30 million bid for the 26-year-old, suggesting Arsene Wenger is still open to making one big summer signing.

However, Aubameyang has never expressed a desire to depart Signal Iduna Park, and instead he is seemingly committing his long-term future at the club, signing a new extension up until 2020.

Limited options:

Despite the speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League, Aubameyang’s decision to sign a new Dortmund deal could have been caused by a lack of potential suitors.

While Liverpool have been accredited with a strong interest, the Reds have already made a number of attacking additions this summer and presumably aren’t in the market for more.

Arsenal, on the other hand, already boast a heavy competition up front and Theo Walcott’s new big-money contract at the Emirates suggests Wenger is currently happy with his attacking options, leaving Aubameyang to stay with Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund.

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