Ian Wright: Why I feel nervous about Arsenal signing top 28-year-old striker

The Arsenal legend is desperate to see the Gunners get a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the line

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright admits he is anxious for Arsenal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to salvage their January transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked with a January swoop to sign the Gabon international in a potential club record deal from his German employers.

Arsenal recruited Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez complete a move to Manchester United earlier this month.

However, Arsene Wenger still needs to replace the goal void left by the Chile international, who was their top goal-scorer in the last three seasons.

Aubameyang has the pedigree to lead the Arsenal line following an impressive return of 141 goals in 213 appearances in all competitions at Westfalenstadion.

Former Arsenal striker Wright is desperate to see the Gunners signing Aubameyang to bolster their attacking options and finish the January transfer window on a high note.

“I am really nervous. I just want it [the Aubameyang deal] to happen,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Arsenal will have done great business by doing terrible business in the first place. They will have fallen on their feet. I am so excited about that.”

Aubameyang moved to Dortmund from Saint-Etienne during Jurgen Klopp’s spell in charge of the Bundesliga outfit.

The Gabon international has won the Coupe de la France, two German Super Cups and the German Cup during his professional career so far.

Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table in pursuit of a return to the Champions League.

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