All we are saying is give PEA a chance…. but not at the price of losing our cult hero!
So it looks like Arsenal will get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (PEA) IF B Dortmund can find a replace in time. The Guardian are reporting that a deal in principle has been agreed… subject to finding a replacement:
This should make us a bit wary as there are not many readily available, good CFs out there, and BD may have left it too late to secure a suitable replacement. Although I am very excited about the prospect of PEA joining us, I am worried about the potential departure of Monsieur Handsome. The noises re a possible move away for Oliver Giroud abroad, or even worse to the Chavs, are getting louder.
Apparently, he does not want to leave London and would consider a move to Chelsea. As we know, our London neighbours have been flirting with the thought of bringing in a PL-experienced CF, and Ollie would fit their remit more than well.
We should stay strong and hope that BD can find a replacement that does not involve Giroud in any way or form. It is most likely that Arsene will play both Lacazette and PEA in a two up-front (or a three up-front with Ozil). This is a mouth-watering combination of attacking thrust and skills, but we still need a super-sub on the bench to come on and really make a difference. This is not Danny Welbeck, but Giroud, an Arsenal cult hero in the making, is pretty much perfect for it (and I have no doubt that Chelsea would be using him with similar intensions).
Feel free to replace Kolasinac with either Xhaka, Elneny or Maitland-Niles in the above formation/first eleven. This is just such an exciting team! Who would have dreamt Arsenal would go through such a big transformation in just 30 days? Le Coq, Walcott and Sanchez go out; Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang in. Let’s keep Giroud and we are ready to rock and roll in 2018!