Insider reveals Arsenal’s ‘choice’ to replace Alexis Sanchez in January

Sky Sports News reporter Aidan Magee unveils Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang as Arsenal's choice to replace Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez Photo: Alexis Sanchez / Instagram

Arsenal want to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang to replace Alexis Sanchez should the South American leave in January, according to Sky Sports News Aidan Magee.

The Chile international continues to be linked with a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City after Sanchez missed out on a switch to the Etihad Stadium back in the summer.

Sanchez has less than six months remaining on his current Arsenal deal to throw up the possibility of the South American leaving for nothing in the summer unless Arsene Wenger settle for a cut-price fee in January.

Aubameyang has established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe over the past three or four seasons at Borussia Dortmund following a return of 141 goals in 212 games in all competitions.

The Gabon international has been regularly linked with a move to the Premier League amid reported interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool FC and Manchester City over the past few years.

Sky Sports News reporter Magee claims that Arsenal made a move to line up Aubameyang to replace Sanchez should the Gunners number seven decide to leave the Emirates Stadium this month.

“This is a really interesting one that’s developed in the last hour or so,” Magee told Sky Sports News on Thursday.

“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly Arsenal’s choice to replace Alexis Sanchez should he join Manchester City this month, that’s according to our Sky colleagues in Italy.

“The Borussia Dortmund striker is currently in Ghana for the African football of the year awards but he’s due to join up with his team-mates on their winter training camp in Marbella on Friday.

“Arsene Wenger is determined to hold onto his top players in this window but we also know they’re looking to strengthen as well.”

Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with defending Premier League champions Chelsea on Wednesday night.

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