Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed his move to Arsenal for £56 million

The 28-year-old striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has moved to English Premier League club Arsenal for a club-record fee of £56 million. He was hugely linked with the club since the January transfer window has opened. It just has been a couple of days since Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal from Manchester United in a swap deal where Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United. Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund both have confirmed the news on Wednesday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Dortmund
Source: Metro (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Dortmund)

Since the January transfer window has opened, Arsenal has been showing a huge interest in the striker. After landing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez, now Aubameyang has also filled the seat for the attack. Now, Arsenal looks more strong along with Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette, and Mesut Ozil in the front.

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More on his career

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 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 this season, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has landed as Monaco striker Alexandre Lacazette then swapped Alexis Sanches for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Now, he is not stopping and completed the transfer record of £56 million.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsene Wenger
Source: Arsenal (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsene Wenger)

After the transfer Wenger said,

“Yes, it’s good news. We need people who can give us more offensive power, we are not efficient enough going forward. There is a challenge in front of him, he wants to do well in the Premier League which is welcome and it’s absolutely good news for us.”

Later, the 28-year-old Gabon international added,

“I’m really happy to be here. Of course I can join Micki in this team, so I’m really happy to be here in this great team. I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry. He’s an example for us strikers. I’m really happy, like I said before. I’m a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. But as I said, I have to work a lot more.”

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Aubameyang career at Borussia Dortmund

So far, the Gabon international has spent four and a half seasons at Dortmund. During his tenure at Dortmund, he scored 98 Bundesliga goals in 144 appearances. Overall, he netted 141 in 213 matches. Furthermore, he has been the top goal scorer for Borussia Dortmund in 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17 season. During the season 2014-15, he was also awarded Borussia Dortmund Player of the Season.

Additionally, he has also won DFL-Supercup with Dortmund in 2013 and 2014. In the 2016-17 season, he was also the Bundesliga Top Goalscorer with 31 goals. Besides this, the former Dortmund striker was also named African Footballer of the Year in 2015.

Short Bio on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a professional football player from Gabon. Currently, he plays for the English Premier League club Arsenal. Previously, he has also played for Bundesliga giant Borussia Dortmund. Furthermore, he has been the top goal scorer for Borussia Dortmund in 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17 season.

Additionally, he has also won DFL-Supercup with Dortmund in 2013 and 2014. In the 2016-17 season, he was also the Bundesliga Top Goalscorer with 31 goals. Besides this, the former Dortmund striker was also named African Footballer of the Year in 2015. More bio…