Arsenal are readying an ambitious move to land both Malcom and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to various reports.
Alexis Sanchez is certain to leave Arsenal and his departure may well be filled by the prompt signing of Malcom and Aubameyang, as Arsenal need to replace the Chilean. Even Arsene Wenger admitted that if the 29 year old former Udinese forward leaves, they will have to bring replacements.
“Yes. If Sánchez goes we need to replace him. If players like Sánchez go, we have of course to respond. Will he go or not, I don’t know but it’s the transfer window and, in this kind of period, you try to use the players who are completely focused on being at the club.
“I don’t master the rhythm of that. It could happen today, tomorrow or not at all. I didn’t want to travel with him and suddenly he does go somewhere.”
Sanchez is poised to join either of the Manchester clubs but for now Manchester United are the front runners to land the Chilean.
But there has been reports that the Gunners boss is working hard to bring both the Brazilian and Gabonese at the Emirates. Sky pundit Guillem Balague stated that the North London club are confident that they can sign the Gabonese in January, with a deal around £53 million is on the cards.
Aubameyang may well be coming at the Emirates this January
Aubameyang was left out of the Dortmund squad last week for disciplinary issues and that has raised the bar that the Bundesliga hotshot, with 21 goals this season may well be on his way to the Premier League.
“I don’t know what’s going on in his head right now. He has always been a professional. I don’t want to take part in media speculation, but we can’t continue like this anymore,” said the Sporting director of Borussia Dortmund.
Also £40 million will be enough to lure Malcom from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, as the 20 year old is regarded as one of the top emerging talents of Europe.