Transfer rumours suggest that Arsenal are preparing to rival Tottenham for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s services, with a massive bid that would see them secure the services of Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker. Reports in Germany this week suggest that Arsenal are more than willing to break the bank to secure the services of the Bundesliga forward.

The striker who has been in outstanding form this season has scored an impressive 19 goals in twenty appearances so far and might be topping the Bundesliga goal ranking board come end of the season. His performance this season has drawn admiration from top clubs around Europe including Arsenal who are hoping to land his signature when the transfer window reopens in January.

Although the Bundesliga outfit Dortmund has continually resisted the temptation to sell their star man, Arsene Wenger believes a mouthwatering deal may convince Dortmund to do business when the transfer market opens. Whilst there have previously been rumours linking him strongly to Spurs (with some fans even buying tickets to Spurs matches in January on to see him in action), it looks like Arsenal now have the upper hand.

Wenger, who is a huge fan of the player, has been desperate to secure the services of the 27-year-old Gabon international earlier in the summer. There is no doubt that the outstanding Aubameyang would be a valuable addition to this impressive Gunners squad should he decide to sign for Arsenal in the next transfer window.

However, a deal between both clubs looks bleak as Dortmund are not willing to hold talks involving their star man until when transfer market reopens in the summer of 2017. Aubameyang has proved to be a highly prolific and dependable striker since joining Dortmund from St. Ettiene in 2013.

Elsewhere, Arsenal looks to be losing their star man Mesut Ozil to Spanish giants Real Madrid who have identified the German midfielder as a perfect replacement for South American midfield maestro James Rodriguez who could leave the Spanish capital because of lack of playing time.