Done Deal: Aubameyang Finally Joins Arsenal For £56m
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Arsenal for £56m, he joined Gunners from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for a club-record fee to beat the transfer deadline day.
The 28-year-old forward is the second signing of the January transfer window, Auba is one of the world’s most highly-rated strikers. He scored 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga games for Dortmund and had a hand in 172 goals in 213 matches in all competitions for his former club.
That works out at an average of 96 minutes per goal or assist. There is still the expectation that Olivier Giroud will go to Chelsea and Michy Batshuayi from thence to Borussia Dortmund.
The transfer of Aubameyang was tied up after he passed a medical and his agent sorted out the fine tuning on the deal at London Colney.
Wenger said after the signing, “Yes, it is good news. We need people who can give us more offensive power. At the moment, we aren’t enough going forward and I am convinced he will give us that.
“He has a big challenge in front of him. He wants to do well in the Premier League. It is absolutely good news for us. His pace, his finishing. The quality of his runs. His huge physical capacity, that will be important in the Premier League.”