Normally this may not seem like the most newsworthy headline, but these are strange times.
There has been an abundance of drama at Borussia Dortmund lately, with most of it specifically having to do with the conduct of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang missed a team meeting to earn a one-game suspension, then wasn’t focused enough in training last week and was left out of the Dortmund team that traveled to Berlin at the weekend.
There are Arsenal brass in Dortmund attempting to negotiate a transfer for the 28-year-old, but the sides are still a good ways apart. Today, Aubameyang trained with BVB with no apparent issues.
Das #BVB-Training läuft - mit @Aubameyang7. (Video: @RN_Florian) pic.twitter.com/o1lv5VLVW1— Ruhr Nachrichten BVB (@RNBVB) January 22, 2018
As far as we know, he showed up on time and stayed for the entire practice session.
Surely Aubameyang knows that Ivan Gazidis and Sven Mislintat were in town trying to buy him. His good behavior today could be because he is confident a transfer will go through. It could also be because he has patched things up significantly with the staff at Dortmund.
The latest report from Kicker is that BVB want €70 million, while Arsenal have, to this point, only offered €50 million. Olivier Giroud could also be part of the deal. It has been rumored that he would come on loan to Dortmund for the rest of the season as a short-term replacement at striker.
There are only nine more days left in the transfer window, so this all has to be resolved relatively soon. Arsenal clearly want Aubameyang, but will Dortmund budge on their valuation?