But Arsenal have struggled creatively in the first few months of the season and Dembele could help towards solving that problem.
Even if it is not a deal that can be done in January, Dembele only turns 24 next May so is yet to hit his prime.
United would likely be able to offer Dembele a better financial offer if they maintain their interest in the player.
But the lure of Aubameyang could be enough to persuade the winger to join the Gunners instead.
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