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Dortmund goalie Burki defends Arsenal target Aubameyang - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Ambrose Udeme | 28/01/2018

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki has defended want-away striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the Gabonese received a frosty reception from sections of the club's supporters during the home draw with Freiburg.

Dortmund fans unveiled a banner reading "No player is bigger than our club," as speculation continues to circulate about a proposed move to Arsenal for the striker.

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But the Swiss goalkeeper has come to the defence of his teammate, saying: "People are coming to boo their own team. You hear no support.

"These supporters have no idea about football and probably have nothing better to do." Burki said as quoted on Sky Sports

Ivan Gazidis and Huss Fahmy flew to Dortmund earlier in the week to initiate talks, while Arsene Wenger, on two separate occasions in his press conferences, admitted that discussions were ongoing between the two clubs. And although much of what is done is cloak and dagger, rarely revealed to the public until long after anything has been concluded, Dortmund Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, has made it all rather simple.

Zorc in a statement on Saturday as quoted on Dortmund's official website said: "Either our demands are met – then there may be still a transfer. If they are not fulfilled then Aubameyang plays until the summer in Dortmund. It has also been discussed with the family of Aubameyang and accepted. Arsenal had started several attempts that we have declined, so I cannot say how it will end at the moment."
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