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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Completes Arsenal Deal

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Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Completes Arsenal Deal

London, England – The Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves Borussia Dortmund to join London club Arsenal. German side Dortmund will receive €63M.  On the other side, Aubemeyang signs a contract that will make him a Gunner until 2021 worth €10M per season.

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Aubameyang joins Arsenal as Arsene Wenger’s replacement for Alexis Sanchez who joined Manchester United last week. However, the 28-year-old leaves Dortmund under a cloud following a string of disciplinary issues. On several occasions the Bundesliga club removed the striker from the squad citing disciplinary reasons. Some reports indicate he was fed up with the club and had been late for training during several weeks.

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc explains: “Apart from the unpleasant events of recent weeks, we like to remember that the story of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at BVB for more than four years was a single 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. ”

In four-and-a-half seasons, Aubameyang has scored 141 goals in 212 appearances. Without a doubt he has the arsenal that the Gunners are in dire need of as they find themselves on the sixth slot on the Premier League table.