Dortmund manager, Peter Stoger has confirmed he intends to include striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the squad for their league clash with Freiburg on Saturday.
The Gabonese international is wanted by Arsenal with the Gunners hoping to conclude a deal for the 28-year-old.
Dortmund are holding out for £60million after rejecting an opening offer of £44m.
Speaking on a press conference ahead of this weekend Bundesliga games, Stoger confirmed he intends to include the striker in his plans.
Stoger said: “He [Aubameyang] trained well this week and puts himself in the squad at the weekend if he continues like that.”
If negotiations between the two clubs reach a positive conclusion, Aubameyang could instead be included in Arsenal’s squad for their Premier League clash at Swansea on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has earmarked the player as his preferred replacement for Alexis Sanchez who has joined Manchester United.
Wenger wants to pair Aubameyang with former Dortmund teammate, Henrikh Mkhitaryan who joined the Gunners as part of the Sanchez deal earlier this week.