​It is no surprise to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's name being mentioned heavily this month during the winter transfer window, it would be strange if this was not the case after the goal laden season the Borussia Dortmund forward has enjoyed up to this point.

Many potential suitors for the Gabon striker's services have been named, with strong interest purportedly coming from the Premier League, with Arsenal apparently keen on making the move for the man in red-hot goalscoring form in Germany.

With so many options for a future move for Aubameyang to choose from should he wish to challenge himself in a different league, why exactly would he be an ideal buy for Arsenal?

Here are the key reasons why it can be believed that Aubameyang would prove to be a perfect signing for the Gunners:

1. He Is the Marquee Signing Arsenal Need to Win the Title

VfL Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga

​Currently sitting joint top of the Premier League alongside surprise package Leicester City with 44 points, this could well be the season that the Gunners break their 12 year wait for domestic league glory. In a campaign where shock results have emerged and slip-ups by the leading contenders have been few and far between, Arsenal seem to be the only side of the so-called 'big four' to have remained consistent to a degree.

Manchester City have struggled all season to find their form, whilst Manchester United remain some way off the pace and the holders Chelsea completely out of sight in the hope of retaining their crown. This leaves the Gunners as the sole candidates to claim the league title that no one seemingly wants to win, as you feel Leicester's stint at the helm of the table will soon fade away at some stage.

One marquee signing at this stage in the season could be the difference in lifting the title in May or just missing out as in recent years for Arsene Wenger's men, and a man as effective in front of goal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would certainly fit the bill. His goals and match winning moments of quality are just what the Gunners need to ensure their title challenge remains intact. The contributions of the Gabonese this season have often been decisive for Dortmund and there is no doubting he has the star quality to replicate that for Arsenal.

Whilst Mohamed Elneny has already made the switch to the North London side in this transfer window, he appears to be a player with the potential of securing a regular slot in the midfield in the future and will benefit in the absence of Francis Coquelin, but at 23 he is not quite yet the full package. Aubameyang however is a player in the form of his life and is approaching his peak years, representing a gamble with little risk if he was to leave Dortmund this transfer window.

2. Aubameyang Suits Arsenal's Playstyle


One of the most important factors that would make Arsenal perfect suitors for Aubameyang is that he fits into their playstyle, representing a signing that would require little time to adapt to Arsene Wenger's system. The way that both Borussia Dortmund and the Gunners set out to play is very similar, both operating in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the intention of controlling the game and breaking quickly on the counter whenever possession is lost.

Olivier Giroud has been at the forefront of Arsenal's forward line as the sole striker, likewise is Aubameyang at Dortmund, both racking up an impressive tally of goals for their respective sides at this stage of the season.

Whilst both are extremely effective playing as the lone striker, Aubameyang offers a more explosive alternative to the French international, utilising his pace and power to latch onto through balls to finish off swift attacking moves, also proving effective in holding up the ball to bring others into play. The Dortmund man therefore provides the perfect option to spearhead a side based on counter-attacking play.

Statistically, the two are again very similar, Aubameyang tallying 24 goals in all competitions for his side whilst Giroud sits on 21 for the season currently, but with the Gabon international only 26-years-old, you have to feel the best is yet to come from him and Arsenal could well be the team that Aubameyang enjoys the prime years of his career with.

3. His Signing Would Be a Huge Statement of Intent for the Future

1. FC Koeln v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga

As previously mentioned, the transfer of Aubameyang to Arsenal in this transfer window could have a significant impact on the remainder of the campaign for the Gunners in their hopes of securing the league title and retaining the FA Cup for a third year running. But the signing would hold far much more meaning to it than that, it would suggest that the age of Arsenal playing a bit-part figure in the transfer market for the very best names in the game are over.

It is thought a fee north of £50m would be enough to force Dortmund's hand to let their prized asset go. If Arsenal's board were to sanction the move it would raise the hopes of Arsenal fans that the club are moving forward in the right direction, ready to challenge the powerhouses of European football for the best players available and for silverware once again.

The Arsenal board have often been accused of lacking ambition for a club of its size, but after a number of years of skimping in their transfer dealings, the past few years alone have seen the arrival of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Alexis Sanchez and Petr Cech. Aubameyang could be the next name to be added to that list and potentially the man to trigger future buys of this magnitude if he was to sign for the Gunners.

Whether he would be prepared to move halfway through the campaign is unknown but you cannot rule out another approach by a host of other major European clubs in the summer.