Arsenal sign Dortmund hitman Aubameyang for club-record fee

Date published: Wednesday 31st January 2018 11:31

Borussia Dortmund have agreed the £57.5million (€65m) sale of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal.

The Bundesliga club announced in a statement on their official website that they had agreed the “immediate transfer” of the Gabon international to the Gunners.

Aubameyang, who Arsenal had targeted as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, scored 141 goals in 213 games for Dortmund.


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Aubameyang’s completed switch is now likely to mean that Chelsea frontman Michy Batshuayi will make his loan move to Dortmund, freeing up Olivier Giroud to head to Stamford Bridge for a fee of around £18m.

The prolific frontman will wear Theo Walcott’s old number 14 shirt and will be paid £180,000-a-week on a deal until 2021.

His signing is a welcome boost for boss Arsene Wenger, who saw his side’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League suffer a setback with a 3-1 loss at struggling Swansea on Tuesday night.

Tensions between Aubameyang and Dortmund had grown in recent weeks, but the German side’s sporting director Michael Zorc said on the club website: “He has done great things for Borussia Dortmund, scored many important goals and is part of the team that brought the DFB-Pokal to Dortmund in 2017. We wish Pierre-Emerick all the best for his future at Arsenal.”

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