Official! Aubameyang joins Arsenal in club-record £56m deal
Former African Footballer of the Year, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has completed his move to English Premier League side, Arsenal in a club record £56m deal.
The Gabonese striker moved from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal said he had joined on “a long-term contract.”
28-year-old Aubameyang becomes the most expensive Arsenal player as the deal eclipses the £46.5m July purchase of Alexandre Lacazette.
“Welcome to Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang!,” Arsenal wrote on their official website on Wednesday.
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“The 28-year-old has joined us from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for a club-record fee.
“Our second signing of the January transfer window, Auba is one of the world’s most highly-rated strikers. He scored 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga games for Dortmund and had a hand in 172 goals in 213 matches in all competitions for his former club.
“That works out at an average of 96 minutes per goal or assist.
“Auba is the Gabon captain and all-time top goalscorer, and became the first Gabonese winner of the African Footballer of the Year award in 2015.”
Arsenal also added that Auba’s squad number will be confirmed shortly, as an exclusive interview with the striker will be published soon.
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