Arsenal identify primary replacement for Alexis Sanchez

With the future of Alexis Sanchez looking all but certain to the the Emirates, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has started eyeing potential replacements for the Chilean.

The 29-year-old has just six months remaining on his current deal at the club, and has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City for a number of months. He almost made the move to the Etihad on transfer deadline day last summer, but the collapse of a move for his replacement Thomas Lemar, saw Sanchez forced to stay at the club a little longer.

However, with the transfer window now open once again, the possibility of a transfer has once again increased, especially after the injury to Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, who faces around two months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Arsene Wenger is now looking at potential alternatives to the Chilean, and according to CalcioMercato, Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is at the top of his wish list.

The 28-year-old has been in prolific form this season scoring 13 goals and providing three assists in just 15 Bundesliga appearances this season, and scored a further four goals in the UEFA Champions League group stage in a group which featured Tottenham and Real Madrid.

Despite his impressive statistics this season, it has been a difficult season for the Gabon international striker. He has been suspended for “disciplinary reasons”, thought to be turning up to training late on a number of occasions.

He has recently stated:

“I have not renewed a contract. In the winter market a lot can happen, also for me.”

It is thought that the Bundesliga side are open to a sale.

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