Rafa Honigstein can’t see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining Arsenal

The Borussia Dortmund striker has been linked with a big money move to the Emirates.

Speaking to the Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast, German football expert Rafa Honigstein has ruled out an Arsenal move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners are rumoured to have held an interest in the Borussia Dortmund striker for some time, with Bild reporting two months ago that they were tracking the player.

This week saw that interest reportedly develop into a bid, with reliable Spanish journalist Kike Marin reporting they had made a £44.6 million bid for his services, as covered by the Telegraph.

Honigstein though, believes that he is unlikely to make the move to the Emirates at any point in future.

“In many ways he’d be the perfect Arsenal signing because he is a little Henry-esque,” he told the Guardian.

“[But] he’s just signed a new deal to 2020, so it would take absolute ridiculous amounts of money for Dortmund to sell him.”

“I’m also dubious about the Arsenal link because Wenger passed up on him a couple of years ago, and he strikes me as someone who doesn’t change his opinion of a player very much.”

While Honigstein believes that a move to Arsenal is unlikely for Aubameyang, there is no denying that his signing could seriously improve their title chances this season.

Although Olivier Giroud has impressed this season, there are still questions about whether he is the world-class striker that a title winning team needs.

Aubameyang certainly fills that bracket with his performances in recent years, and would add serious weight to Arsenal’s chances this season and beyond if they could secure him.

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