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DONE DEAL: Arsenal announce Aubameyang signing; Zorc says goodbye with barb

Arsenal have announced the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

The striker will sign a three-year deal at the Emirates after making it clear he wanted to leave Borussia Dortmund in a £56m deal.

The 28-year-old was identified by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as his first-choice replacement for Alexis Sanchez who has joined Manchester United.

Aubameyang leaves Germany under a cloud following a string of disciplinary issues in the Bundesliga.

Dortmund announced his exit on deadline day, with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi set to replace him.

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."

He completed a medical this morning and agreed personal terms with the club with his wages set to be worth £180,000-a-week.

And it will mean Aubameyang will link up with former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan who joined from Manchester United earlier in the month.

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