Arsenal squad must solve defensive problems, says Wenger

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a doubt for his Arsenal debut this weekend after completing a £56m deadline day transfer this week, with Arsene Wenger confirming that the striker is suffering from sickness.

The Gabon global completed a club record £56m move to Arsenal from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day on Wednesday night.

Having been signed for a club-record fee from Borussia Dortmund on Deadline Day, the Gabon global was poised to make his debut at the Emirates on Saturday evening. He started yesterday, but was still not completely well.

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Call it a massive goof-up in the part of the Arsenal media team or whatever but we cannot stress the fact enough that Wenger showed no real excitement over the signing of Aubameyang.

"I will see with the medical department".

The 28-year-old Gabon worldwide bring fine form to the Emirates having scored 13 goals in 16 Bundesliga games for Dortmund, but Arsenal fans may have to wait to see him in action after Wenger confirmed he is struggling to be ready for Saturday's home clash against Everton, Goal writes.

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"I have known him for a long time, he has played against Arsenal many times".

"Our defensive numbers aren't good enough", Wenger said on Friday during his pre-match press conference.

"He wanted to stay in London and I believe we owe Olivier Giroud a lot". The Gabonese was brought in from Borussia Dortmund for a £55 million fee and represents a smart deal for the Gunners who lost Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.

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Arsenal are also hopeful midfielder Jack Wilshere will be fit for Saturday - the England man will be assessed after sitting out of the Swansea loss due to illness.