Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger says there is “nothing concrete” in reports linking striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a move to Arsenal.
The Gabon international, who is wanted by the Gunners, did not travel with his team-mates for Friday’s league game at Hertha Berlin, which ended 1-1.
“There is nothing on the table, only hot air,” said Stoger.
“We’re planning with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and there’s a way back into the team for him.”
Aubameyang also 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.
“All week long he was good at training, which is why I said at my press conference that he would be in the team,” former Cologne coach Stoeger said.
“But at the last practice I just felt like he wasn’t fully focused. It was a very important match and we have so many quality players that I chose another one.
“But I select the group every week. He has time to show he wants it. If he gives everything next week, he’ll be in the squad.”