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Borrusia Dortmund forward Piere Emerick-Aubameyang has revealed he came close to move away from German giants in the just concluded summer window.
The prolific forward was amongst several strikers linked with a move to the Emirates last summer as Wenger intensely scouted the market for a new marksman.
The Gabon international was unsurprisingly under consideration by the gaffer during the window after the remarkable year he had last season in which he scored a staggering 40 goals in 46 appearances.
Dortmund were also open to selling, as long as it was before they left for pre-season in June, and the player confessed he was ready for a ‘new challenge’.
The 28-year-old Aubameyang was apparently closer to a move than we thought. However, unfortunately it wasn’t to Arsenal, but Italian giants AC Milan.
“It’s true, (AC) Milan contacted me and offered me something,” Aubamayang told RMC, reports Metro via Daily Cannon.
“I was very interested in their project, but it didn’t go through for many different reasons.”
Aubamayang has been deadly in front of goal since arriving the Signal Idunal Park from France. The player who beat Robert Lewandowski in the race for the golden boot last season has already gone about his business in more impressive fashion this year with 13 goals in just 10 appearances.
The player eventually stayed in Germany but the Gunners however got another marksman in Alexander Lacazette who himself has also stated the campaign in similarly impressive fashion.