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Former Newcastle United goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop has stated that Borussia Dortmund Gabonese international striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is the perfect replacement for contract rebel, Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal are on the verge of losing Sanchez who has refused to sign a contract extension at the club, which has led to speculation that the Chile international could be set for a move to Manchester City, who were close to signing him in the summer. The former Newcastle United shot-stopper believes that Aubameyang is the perfect replacement though he doesn’t put him in the same bracket as the former Barcelona star.
The Gabon star is ready to leave Germany as the relationship between him and Arsenal is almost rock bottom. Sanchez’s attracted interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Real Madrid though interest from those trio is not at fever pitch as before. With six months left on his Sanchez’s current deal with the Gunners, the club may be willing to let him go so as to force a transfer fee. Hislop gave two reasons why The Gabonese will be a hit at Arsenal.
Speaking recently, Hislop said,
“Speculation about Aubameyang was that he had signed a new contract a couple of months ago, then he came out and said no it’s still sitting on the table.
“Aubameyang to Arsenal makes lots of sense as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez. I think he wants out, I think he also brings the pace that Arsenal would lose with Alexis Sanchez.
“It would also go some way to appeasing the fans after losing such a big name like Alexis Sanchez. “Still not on the level of Alexis Sanchez, but I think it comes very close.” He added.
Though there has been no direct link from Arsenal about Aubameyang, reports in the media have suggested it and thus latest admission by Hislop is another testament to that fact. Aubameyang is a striker known for his pace, finishing and desire to score goals. He has netted via stats collated from WhoScored.com, 22 goals in 24 matches this season for the 1997 Champions League winners.