Borussia Dortmund forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has officially completed his move to Arsenal.
Arsenal have reportedly splurged a club record of £55.5m on Borussia Dortmund goal machine, Aubameyang.
The 28-year-old will allegedly pick up £180k-per-week in wages and has signed with Arsenal until 2021.
Aubameyang was suspended from Dortmund’s match against Wolfsburg after he failed to show up to a team meeting and this appeared to be the straw that broke the striker’s back.
The Gabon international has been in trouble numerous times of the last year for turning up to training late and showing a rival sponsor’s 10-man camera crew around the Dortmund training ground.
After being left out of Peter Stöger’s squad to face Hertha the week after his suspension, the striker completely burned his bridges with the German club, donning an Ousmane Dembélé shirt during an indoor football match.
Dembélé forced a move from Dortmund to Barcelona in the summer.
Arsene Wenger finally confirmed the move on Tuesday evening after the Gunners lost 3-1 away to Swansea.
Aubameyang had his medical on Wednesday morning.
This season, the forward has scored 21 goals in 24 appearances, and since his move from Saint-Étienne in 2013, he’s netted 141 in 212 games. He’s also provided 36 assists.
He’s predominantly right-footed but has netted three out of his 13 Bundesliga goals this season with his left.
The ex-Dortmund man is one of the quickest players in the world. He can apparently run at 34.6km/h, which isn’t as quick as Theo Walcott (32.7km/h) but he’s not far off.
There’s no doubt that Aubameyang’s stats are staggering and Arsenal have almost definitely signed a fantastic replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who completed his move to Manchester United last week.
Even if they have just replaced a man-baby with a trouble-maker…
What happened to Arsene Wenger not making big January signings then?
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 31, 2018
Welcome to Arsenal, Pierre!
The announcement was made at 11am on Wednesday shortly after Dortmund informed their shareholders of the €63.75m move.
— BVB Report (@BVB_Report) January 31, 2018
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018