Danny Higginbotham has warned that potential Arsenal signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would not be a direct replacement for Chilean Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal first eleven.
Arsenal are preparing themselves for the likelihood of losing the Chilean international forward in the winter transfer window after months of rumour.
Even if Alexis Sanchez remains at the club beyond the New year, the 29-year-old’s existing deal will run out at the end of the 2017-18 campaign when potential interested club can sign him on a free transfer.
Premier League leaders Manchester City are speculated to be huge favourites to sign the South American given the recent injury problems to Belgian Kevin De Bruyne and Brazilian Gabriel Jesus.
As per reports last Thursday, the North Londoners were preparing Aubameyang to replace the Arsenal contract rebel in their squad ahead of Alexis Sanchez’s anticipated exit.
The Gabonese international striker has netted 141 goals in 212 matches for German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund during four years in the German league.
However, the former African footballer of the year is recognised as an outright centre-forward rather than an attacker like Alexis Sanchez.
Ex Manchester United star Higginbotham warned the Gunners that Aubameyang wouldn’t be the right player to replace Sanchez at the club.
Arsene Wenger signed striker Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal in a club transfer record £52million deal from French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon in the summer transfer window.