Arsernal has completed the signing of Gabon striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from German club, Borussia Dortmund in a club record fee.
This was contained in a statement released on Arsenal’s website. The statement read:
“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.
“This deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes and Auba’s squad number will be confirmed shortly.
Meanwhile, reports revealed that Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer of 2021.
This latest contract makes Ozil the highest-paid player in the club’s history on around £350k per week before tax.
The deal was agreed last weekend and the player reportedly signed at Colney this morning.