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Aubameyang to Arsenal done: £53m fee and contract worth £8.8m-per-season agreed

By on January 18, 2018

According to a BBC journalist, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on the verge of joining Arsenal after a £53m transfer fee and personal terms worth £8.8m-per-season were agreed.

It’s been a busy few days regarding Aubameyang news as the striker’s future was cast in doubt after he was axed from the Borussia Dortmund squad for their clash with Wolfsburg last Sunday.

Arsenal were then strongly linked with the player after Guillem Balague claimed we were in talks about signing the Gabon international as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

The Metro then claimed that Aubameyang’s agent – and father – had travelled to London to try and thrash out a deal while Arsene Wenger refused to rule out a move for the striker at his press conference this morning.

Dortmund initially insisted that Aubameyang would be included in their squad for the Hertha Berlin game on Friday night, however, talk of a move to Arsenal intensified after he was left out of the travelling squad that left earlier this evening.

Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the 28-year-old is desperate to join Arsenal and has now agreed personal terms worth £8.8m-per-season over his proposed move to the Emirates.

All that remained was to agree a deal with Dortmund and BBC’s African reporter Gary Al-Smith has taken to Twitter to confirm that a deal has now been reached worth around £53m.

There is a chance the terms of the deal could change if Olivier Giroud is included as part-exchange but Mr Smith – who has almost 175,000 followers – says Aubameyang is relieved to finally be leaving Dortmund.

We’ll have to wait and see how accurate this information is but German outlet Bild are also suggesting a deal is ‘imminent’ so it does look like we’re closing in on what would be a sensational signing.

Aubameyang has scored 21 goals this season while he bagged 40 last year so he’s one of the most prolific hitmen in world football. I’m still not sure how we’ll fit him and Lacazette in to the same team but hey, it’s better to have too many good strikers than too few!

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31 Comments

  1. Chizzy

    January 18, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Arsene wenger is a big fool, how long those it take you to sign players idiot 😱😱😱

  2. alex kenyi

    January 18, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t know what’s wrong with Wenger how do you take long to sign s player

  3. Saliu Afeez

    January 18, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    We have tied for this, sing if you want to cos no time to check the time. We need word class players.

  4. lubchamar

    January 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    wenger shd gt serious becoz da whole team needs to be reshuffled mo so the goal keeping deptnt n da forwards!

  5. Pnk.gooner

    January 18, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Wenger is not negotiating any more. Nor dictating who to buy. Wait what is that? Now AW is not in charge u think the deal is done in double quick time. Haw haw. AFC. Playing hard for player plus cash for Sanchez. Once deal done Aubi deal will be finalised. Only to sort out OG or not and to allow for same. Calm down and remain hopeful

  6. princewill

    January 18, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Wenger act as a manager pls don’t take arsenal as your family why are you coaching such a big club like this try and change

  7. d'bange boyi

    January 19, 2018 at 3:58 am

    i am not interested with wenger again because he does’n like to inprove the team

    • Ronald Lembas

      January 19, 2018 at 4:07 am

      wenger as long as you deserve our dull respect please your reaction towards signing new players is very pathetic why don’t you make your decision once and for all?

  8. Erach Kenneth

    January 19, 2018 at 4:50 am

    wenger think big, who are u that the whole world want u out and u still stay there shamelessly? resigned!!

  9. Werner

    January 19, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Typical. Arsenal is being linked with every player in the market. And then they buy no one. Because wenger thinks his team is good enough. He won’t sign anyone decent. Thought the malcolm deal was done. Buy some propper defenders

  10. Barasa Nakitare

    January 19, 2018 at 5:17 am

    please wenger do the way guys are saying we are totally tired of you at Emirates why can’t you resign or sign important players?

    • ivannea

      January 19, 2018 at 5:29 am

      the guy is an asshole

  11. olu

    January 19, 2018 at 5:42 am

    I will quite as arsenal fan if Wenger is doing nothing to strengthen this squad I am tired of this defeat always

  12. olu

    January 19, 2018 at 5:44 am

    I will quite as arsenal fan if Wenger do nothing to strengthen this squad I am tired of this regular defeat

  13. Emeka clement

    January 19, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Wenger,i always pay 100 to watch arsenal match and later on i will lose my joy just because i watch you and ur foolish prof…….ship.pls resign let me enjoy my 100………

  14. Yeko peter

    January 19, 2018 at 6:29 am

    arsenal whats da problem

  15. Wald

    January 19, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Aubameyang and Lacazette up front with Mkhitaryan and Ozil behind them, way too mouth watering for the supporters but still feel it is too late to finish in the top four

  16. brian

    January 19, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Arsenal should fire Wenger.He is working on killing the team.Why doesn’t he want Auba to join and didn’t want Walcot to leave.Welbeck should also leave and a quality player signed plus a good center back and defensive midfilder.

  17. Jacob

    January 19, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Wenger should leave now how long does it take you to sign aplayer

  18. Ganigia

    January 19, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Wenger,you are idiot,how many times you fail us ? I think you run out of ideas,just retire please

  19. Atom Atomicity

    January 19, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I will believe when Auba appear at Arsenal

  20. Mukiza Shebania

    January 19, 2018 at 9:17 am

    please,mr wenger,,i wish u would see people’s comments on u. can’t u plz surprise us and make us forget all ur past mistakes? bt unless u do that,,peaple are going to hate u for real. thanks..

  21. Thomas

    January 19, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I hope we are not contributing by selling Sanchez to help manutds 21 title like we did on 20 epl title but abu signing could be great

  22. olang

    January 19, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Please Wenger we need change think about the fan we are really suffering.

  23. sexton

    January 19, 2018 at 9:48 am

    wenger you should wakeup am sick and tired

  24. Oyugi John Bosco

    January 19, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Mr Wenger!! We are tired of speculations. Do real business please.

  25. David Christopher

    January 19, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Arsenal are very active in transfer but are not active in buying, and we always go for players but yet none deal was made.

  26. Iortee Avaungwa

    January 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Wenger arsenal money is your fathers money? Spent this money nahn whats your problem ehn.

  27. amozi

    January 19, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    get serious and put your words into action dear aresen

  28. mwambada

    January 19, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    A A a

  29. Joseph Watiti

    January 27, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    wenger’s economics has killed Arsenal. and now old age has affected his thinking. all around, we have younger coaches like pochettino, pep, klopp,Ziddane etc. it’s only arsenal that has a grandfather.

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