Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was “disrespectful” by talking publicly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, say Borussia Dortmund.
The Gunners are interested in signing the £60m-rated Gabon forward, who has been left out of his side’s trip to Hertha Berlin on Friday night.
On Thursday, Wenger said Aubameyang would “fit in” at Arsenal.
“We regard it as disrespectful that Arsene Wenger expresses himself about players of other clubs,” said the club.
Sporting director Michael Zorc added: “There is no contact on our part with Arsenal. Arsene Wenger certainly has enough currently to deal with the performance of his own players.”
Zorc added that Aubameyang would miss the Friday’s game because “he is not fully focused and the question arises whether he can help us in Berlin.”
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Aubameyang has been suspended twice for disciplinary reasons this season.
He missed Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg after he failed to attend a team meeting.
The 28-year-old is Dortmund’s top scorer this season with 13 goals from 15 games.
Dortmund are fourth in the Bundesliga, 15 points behind leaders Bayern Munich. They play at Hertha Berlin on Friday.