Arsene Wenger told Arsenal can avoid transfer mess by signing Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan
Tony Gale believes Arsenal could avoid a transfer disaster if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrive if Alexis Sanchez leaves
Arsenal would avoid a transfer disaster if Arsene Wenger can sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window, Tony Gale says.
Alexis Sanchez is being linked with a move to Manchester United as the Chile international looks to complete a much-anticipated move away from the north London side.
The Red Devils are thought to be prepared to use out-of-favour Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a makeweight in a potential deal to sign Sanchez.
The ex-Borussia Dortmund midfielder left Germany as one of the Bundesliga’s best players but the 28-year-old has struggled to kick on at Manchester United.
Arsenal have also been linked with a swoop for his former Dortmund team-mate Aubameyang in a £53m deal before the conclusion of the January transfer window.
The Gabon international has scored 141 goals in 212 games in all competitions during five seasons at the Westfalenstadion.
Former West Ham striker Gale believes signing Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan as replacements for Sanchez would represent good business for the Gunners.
“I’m a big fan of Mkhitaryan, who I’ve seen for Dortmund on many occasions, as I have with Aubameyang,” Gale told Sky Sports News on Tuesday morning.
“If they got the two [of them] and Sanchez leaves – obviously Mkhitaryan would be part of the transfer swap and Aubameyang they’d be buying – that isn’t bad business at the end of it after the mess that they found themselves in. Mkhitaryan is an Arsenal-type player.”
Arsenal could also lose World Cup winner Mesut Ozil and England international Jack Wilshere in the summer given the duo have less than six months remaining on their deals like Sanchez.
The Gunners are in sixth place in the Premier League table and eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.