Aubameyang medical confirmed by Sky – and Wenger on Giroud leaving Arsenal?

This is the one that all Arsenal fans have been waiting for and we are now getting close to celebration time. Sky Sports have just confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is right now having his medical at London Colney ahead of signing for the Gunners.

The Sky report said: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was undergoing a medical at Arsenal on Wednesday morning ahead of a £60m move.

Arsene Wenger appeared to confirm the Aubameyang deal had been completed following Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Swansea on Tuesday in a video leaked online.

But, speaking to reporters after the game, Wenger declined to confirm he was confident the deal would go through and described the transfer as “complicated”.

Complicated is certainly the word, with the unbelievable rumours that Olivier Giroud is set to sign for our local rivals Chelsea, and Wenger gave a little tribute to the Frenchman after his cameo role in last night’s defeat at Swansea when asked if Giroud is leaving. The Boss replied: “That will all be decided tomorrow [Wednesday], you know. As usual, [things happen on the] final day and we will know more about that tomorrow.”

Wenger was then asked if it was unusual for a departing player to be called upon at such a crucial point, and he added: “It’s a tribute to Olivier, yes. He is a guy who gave great service to the club, he never let us down on the commitment front and he saved us many times. I have absolutely no doubt that when I ask him if he is ready to commit and he says yes, I have no problem with that. That is why I put him on, because it was needed and unfortunately he couldn’t help us.”

And as for why Giroud had to leave in this window, Le Prof reasoned: “Olivier is an Arsenal man and after that he needs to play as well. He has not played many games in the Premier League since the start of the season and he is a regular player in the French national team. There is a World Cup where France will go, the places are of course very difficult to get and at some stage it was a difficult situation for him. But he always had his heart 100 per cent in the team and he was committed.”



  1. Konstantin Mitov says:

    What is all this fuzz about. Giroud was a good servant, but so was Theo Walcott and both never fulfilled their expectations here so they will leave. The real issue is that we still have Wenger and even if we sign Messi I still think nothing will change… Look at that defending?!?!?! What about some defensively oriented players?

  2. barryglik says:

    Giroud has been our most
    consistent striker since Thierry Henri.
    Cost only 10 mill in the summer of 2012
    Played 253 games scoring 105 goals.
    A great warrior +character for Arsenal.
    Best wishes Olivier.

    1. GB says:

      Hey our defensive problems could be solved.
      Forget about Sideshow Bob, Alex Song is back! ??
      (Back training with us that is, after having his contract terminated)

      1. barryglik says:

        Yep Kim Kalstrom jokes
        at the ready no doubt.
        Flamini “training” at Colney
        turned into a 3 year contract.
        Alex Song now going for a Song 🙂
        Hard to believe he left Arsenal at just 25 years of age.
        Disappeared for 5 years and now washes up at Colney.
        Seem to remember in the end he fell out with Wenger
        and being described as a loose cannon by the fans.
        Now 30, slow, over the hill, released by
        Russian super power Rubin Kazan.
        But he is free…. stop gap measure till June?
        Sign him up 🙂

  3. gotanidea says:

    Welcome to Aubameyang and thanks for Giroud. Giroud’s contributions are good, considering his low price when Arsenal bought him.

    Now when will Arsene Wenger undergo medical check-up at Chelsea, PSG, Monaco or any other club? Because his ideas are already predictable for his opponents in Premier League.

  4. barryglik says:

    Can’t believe we are going to see
    PEA actually come to Arsenal.
    For the last 6-7 years he has
    been a signing only in our wildest dreams
    yet he is joining us any minute now.
    Have a very positive vibe about this transfer.
    Resign Ozil and get Mkhi’s confidence back and we will back in business big time.
    We are going to hammer Everton and Spurs and City in the Carabao final.
    Next season PL champions 🙂

  5. John Ibrahim says:

    Now we need Martial a pacey winger to compliment Aubameyang….

    He should be available in the summer considering Utd is going for Bale or Griezmann

  6. Billy says:

    There was a video of Arsene confirming Auba had signed but since taken down from Arsenal website. Hope nothings wrong.

    Thanks for the memories Giroud but we need to move onwards and upwards

    The futures bright the future is red and white

  7. Sean says:

    Aubameyang should bring goals, pace, energy and edge at centre-forward for Arsenal. They still need a heavyweight long-term replacement for Cech, a commanding, organising centre-back and a defensive midfielder who tackles, concentrates and tracks runners.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      We need a new left and right back together with a gk new DM, 2 CBs and a winger

      7 new players together with Mikhi, Laca, Auba, Ozil and Wilshere (if they sign)

      1. sanmi.marvellous says:

        Our left back is the most secured department of our squad. Check it over again.

  8. sanmi.marvellous says:

    Welcome to @AFC Auba.
    It is official now

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