Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud stays unless Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Wenger confirmed the clubs are locked in talks but thinks a deal is far from completion at this stage.

Arsene Wenger although hasn't given any interesting hints, but reports confirm that the Arsenal officials are confident that they will get the deal done before Arsenal's Premier League clash at Swansea.

The 28-year-old is thought to be in favour of move away from Dortmund and was left out of their squad for the Friday's 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

Arsenal have already failed with a £50 million bid for the striker, with Dortmund hoping to receive a fee in the region of £65 million.

"It has also been discussed with the family of Aubameyang and accepted".

Arsenal have been locked in talks with Dortmund all week, with no apparent breakthrough having been made despite CEO Ivan Gazidis travelling to Germany to lead negotiations.

Arsenal are prepared to do business on Giroud in January with Chelsea interested and Borussia Dortmund are still open to taking him in a player-plus-cash deal with Aubameyang.

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Aubameyang, who has missed Dortmund's past two matches amid uncertainty over his future, has scored 21 goals in all competitions.

"Yeah I am [surprised other teams haven't come in for him] when you look at his goalscoring record", Shearer told Coral.

"It's still possible that something else might happen during this transfer window but we are far from being close to that".

"You never know how close you are. It's possible, we will try, but at the moment we are not close to signing anybody".

Arsenal have let Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United this month, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan arriving in exchange, and the pressure is on the Gunners to properly replace the Chile worldwide.

"He's an important player here who everyone has a high respect for and I want him to stay".

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