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Arsene Wenger with new signing Aubameyang. Courtesy photo

Arsenal Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund

The length of Aubameyang's Arsenal deal has not been confirmed with the club saying the Gabon international has signed "a long-term contract".
posted onJanuary 31, 2018
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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee, understood to be £60m.

The length of Aubameyang's Arsenal deal has not been confirmed with the club saying the Gabon international has signed "a long-term contract".

Arsenal announced on their official website the transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes and the 28-year-old's squad number will be confirmed soon.

Dortmund were only willing to sanction Aubameyang's move if they could find a replacement and it is understood Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi will be joining the German club on loan.

The Belgian's departure from Stamford Bridge could pave the way for Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to join Chelsea.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "Apart from the unpleasant events of recent weeks, we like to remember that the story of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund for more than four years was a success story.

"He has done great things for Borussia Dortmund at this time, scored many important goals and is 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."

Aubameyang becomes the Gunners' second signing of the January transfer window, after Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined from Manchester United.

Sky Sports News understands Arsenal have paid £60m for Aubameyang, eclipsing the previous club record of £52.7m paid for Alexandre Lacazette in July 2017.

Source: Sky Sports

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