This does seem to confirm a concrete interest in Aubameyang from Arsenal, and interest from Aubameyang in moving to Arsenal, but a conclusion still seems a ways off.
Wenger said the striker would be suited to life at Arsenal, prompting an angry response from Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.
Now, Sky Sports News reporter Swanson has claimed that the attacker would be very keen on securing a transfer to Arsenal this month if the opportunity arose.
However, they have insisted that any potential deal will be treated separately from that of Piere-Emerick Aubameyang, who is reportedly being courted by Arsenal. "We played many times against him when he was at Dortmund so he's certainly appreciated the quality of our games and the way we play football so that's why certainly he loves the club".
"That's why Arsenal are optimistic about the situation and that's why it is taking so long".
Unsurprisingly, those comments have not gone down well in Dortmund. The Gabon global is likely to reunite with his Borussia Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the Emirates.
Goal revealed earlier on Friday that personal terms have been thrashed out with the 28-year-old , along with Henrikh Mkhitaryan - with the Armenian set to form part of an Alexis trade agreement with Manchester United. Wenger also publically stated wages are not a problem.
Asked if he thought Aubameyang would stay at Dortmund this winter, he said: "I assume so".More news: Kazakhstan: 52 killed after bus catches fire in Aktau region
Peter Stöger, who became the third successive Dortmund coach to suspend the Gabonese frontman after he missed a team meeting last week, struck a more conciliatory note but stopped short of confirming that Dortmund's top scorer would start against Hertha Berlin on Friday night.
Regarding Aubameyang, he's had to face criticism over his attitude and being a disruptive influence at the German club in recent weeks.
"He will train in Dortmund", Zorc said.
"We have the impression at the moment that he has his head on other things and is not fully focused".
At a press conference on Thursday, Wenger told the media Aubameyang would "fit in" at the Emirates Stadium.
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Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in 15 league starts this season for Dortmund after 31 in 31 last term, but former Gunner Petit believes that it'll take more than the Gabon worldwide to transform the club into Premier League title candidates.