BVB Slams Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Over Aubameyang Comments

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger answered a question about transfer rumors relating to BVB striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at his news conference today, and Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc didn’t react too kindly to that.

With a deal for Alexis Sanchez potentially imminent, there has been a whole lot of speculation about the next transfer domino to fall- who would Arsenal obtain as a replacement?

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When asked if Aubameyang, left out of the most recent Dortmund squad, would fit in at the Emirates, Wenger responded: “Yes, because character can be a very positive note and it can be a very negative note. I believe overall you look at the achievements of a player during his career and usually, when a career has been very positive, the character has been used in a positive way.”

The forward did not make the trip to Hertha Berlin, because of what Zorc described as being not 100% focused on the club. There have been numerous stories linking him with a move away from BVB and to the north London side.

Zorc said the following in a statement to German media outlets, transcript via Kicker.

“We think it’s disrespectful to comment on other clubs’s players.”

“There’s no contact with Arsenal. We’d like to think that Arsene Wenger has enough on his plate with taking care of his own players’ performances.”

Ouch! Zorc sounds a bit like the angry Gunners supporters in the #WengerOut crowd. The Frenchman is getting hit with criticism from all angles right now.

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Arsenal are currently in sixth place, eight points adrift of rivals Chelsea for the last slot in the top four. They are 23 points behind Manchester City for the top of the table.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune corporation blogging community Chicago Now.

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