Well today’s the day at last, and we will know for sure by about 6 o’clock this evening whether Arsenal have secured the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund or not. Because the German transfer deadline is finishing at 5pm we will know if his replacement has been secured by the Bundesliga side, and we can breathe a little more easily.
It would appear that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal are extremely confident of all going to plan as they have inadvertently published a video on the official Arsenal website (and quickly deleted it) which shows Arsene Wenger welcoming PEA to the Emirates and describes how happy he is to secure the Gabonese hitman.
Wenger was quoted as saying: “Yes, it’s good news.
“We need people who can give us more offensive power. We aren’t efficient enough going forward.
“I’m convinced he will bring us that. He has a big challenge in front of him, he wants to win the Premier League.
“I believe he’s welcome. I believe that’s absolutely good news for us.”
When asked about how PEA will improve Arsenal, he said: “Overall his pace, his finishing, the quality of his runs, the quality of his reception to crosses.
“His huge physical capacity to repeat runs, which will be important in the Premier League because the physical level is high.”
So everyone expects it to be announced officially soon, but if it fails to go through whoever was responsible for publishing the video will surely be getting a very heavy dressing down from the Boss!