Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 18 goals in the league for Borussia Dortmund this season Getty

Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in January. The 26-year-old has excelled since Thomas Tuchel took charge at Signal Iduna Park in the summer as the striker has scored 24 goals and created five chances for his teammates in all competitions.

The Sun reports the north London club are looking to strengthen their strike force and are keen on a shock move in landing the 26-year-old. The Gunners have the services of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck as the three players who can play up front.

Walcott has struggled with injuries, while the former Manchester United man is sidelined with injury and has not yet featured for his team this season. Giroud was the only player available to lead Arsenal's attacking division.

Aubameyang is valued at around £42m ($61.9m) and Wenger is willing to sanction the funds in order to land the player in the mid-season transfer window. An intermediary is holding talks with Dortmund on behalf of the English club after they were made aware that the Gabon international has set his sights on playing in the Premier League.

Wenger has already admitted that he is looking to bring in two players in January. The Dortmund star's potential arrival at the Emirates could bolster Arsenal's squad as they look to win the title this term.

He was signed at Dortmund from Saint-Etienne by current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, when the German boss was in charge of the Bundesliga outfit. The Sun also claims the Reds, along with their league rivals Manchester United and Chelsea, are also interested in the player.

Aubameyang has already expressed his desire to leave Dortmund and play in another league. The striker admitted that he would prefer a move to La Liga to the Premier League and also explained the reason behind the same.

"One day I'll leave to play in another league. My dream is to play in Spain. After that contract I have this dream to play in Spain. I hope that will happen but when? I don't know," Aubameyang told the BBC World Service, as quoted by Goal.com.

"Lots of people think that the Premier League would good for me but my mum is Spanish and I really have that dream to play over there. After that maybe one day the Premier League but for the moment I aim to one day play in Spain."