Theo Walcott is also on the verge of being sold to Everton, and the Gunners are being heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal have held talks with Borussia Dortmund over signing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but are waiting for Alexis Sanchez's future to be settled before completing a deal, sources have told ESPN FC. The report claims that Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud could join Dortmund as part of the deal.
"Aubameyang's disruptive reputation set off some alarm bells inside the Emirates, but it is understood Mislintat, who worked as a scout at Dortmund for 10 years, has given the Gabon global a positive character reference", Matt Law said in his report for the Telegraph.
The Gabon worldwide is, for his part, keen on a move to the Emirates and the Mirror claim he's agreed personal terms with the Gunners.
"They think they've convinced the player to join Arsenal, but of course there's still a big obstacle to beat, which is: Borussia Dortmund".
Aubameyang has scored 98 goals in 143 games for the Germans who want £60million for the player.
In Aubameyang's absence, 18-year-old Swedish striker Alexander Isak made only his third Bundesliga appearance up front having previously played just 13 minutes in the top flight.
Stoger said: "It was a relatively important session that he stayed away from, which showed me that he is not so focused".
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The proceeds from the 28-year-old's sale, which could rise to £25m with add-ons, will go towards Arsenal's efforts to sign Brazilian winger Malcom from Bordeaux with further meetings scheduled with the players representatives this week.