Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will reportedly hold out for a move to Arsenal, should he pursue a Premier League switch this summer.
The Gabon international enjoyed a top campaign with BvB last term as he bagged 40 goals across all competitions en route to their DFB-Pokal triumph.
Aubameyang was recently deemed to be on the cusp of a £60m switch to Paris Saint-Germain, but Metro have since cited that the player is no longer on Les Parisiens radar.
As a result, the Gunners have been brought back into the focus with Aubameyang favouring a move to the north London club if he opts to join the English top flight, SportBILD claims.
Aubameyang would provide a huge upgrade on the forward line which was dependent on Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud, but the lack of Champions League football could dent the Gunners’ pursuit of Aubameyang.
The former Saint-Etienne man is eyeing a fresh challenge for the upcoming season, and his intentions have captured the attention of several Chinese clubs, although the player wants to continue his trade in Europe.
Arsene Wenger’s side have so far made no breakthrough in negotiations with any of their forward targets with French pair Alexandre Lacazette and Kylian Mbappe still mulling over his futures.
The lack of European football did not prove a stumbling block for the likes of Chelsea and United last summer, and it could come to the negotiation capacity in order to get hold of their leading targets.
Aubameyang has previously revealed his ambition to ply his trade with Real Madrid, but this move looks out of proportion this summer with the European champions looking at Mbappe instead.