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Aubameyang on Arsenal pal Mkhitaryan: A good friend, like a brother

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he spoke regularly with Henrikh Mkhitaryan about Arsenal before making the move.

The Gabon international completed his transfer to the Gunners on deadline day, following his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Mkhitaryan to north London.

"I'm really happy [to be at the same club as Micki again]," Aubameyang told Arsenal Player after completing his £56m move this week.

"He's really like a brother, a good friend, and we've played together in the past. I'm really happy to see him again.

“He called me a few times and he asked me, 'Will you come or not?' and I said, 'First you have to tell me if you sign or not!' Then he told me it was all done, and of course it was a big factor in coming here.

“I think we understand each other on and off the pitch. I think that's why it's a little bit easier on the pitch."

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