Yay there will be celebrations on the streets of North London this evening as Arsenal have made an official announcement that Aubameyang has finally signed after weeks of uncertainty. The statement on Arsenal.com said:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs for the club
The 28-year-old has joined us from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for a club-record fee.
Our 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.
Auba is the Gabon captain and all-time top goalscorer, and became the first Gabonese winner of the African Footballer of the Year award in 2015.
This deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes and Auba’s squad number will be confirmed shortly.
Meanwhile Dortmund have also made it official to their fans, while admitting that it had been difficult to deal with hm recently. Their statement said:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left Borussia Dortmund to join English Premier League side Arsenal.
The 28-year-old has lit up the Bundesliga in the four-and-a-half years since joining from Saint-Etienne, and departs still sitting second in this season’s scoring charts, having notched 13 goals.
“Despite what happened in recent weeks we’d like to remember Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s story at BVB,” said sporting director Michael Zorc. “He was a success story for four years, scoring many important goals, and was part of the team that brought the DFB Cup to Dortmund in 2017. We wish Pierre-Emerick all the best for his future at Arsenal.”
So now it is all over at last, we can now sit and wait to see if Giroud is going to Chelsea or not. It shouldn’t be long now! Who cares about losing sulky-face Alexis!