Arsenal accept agreed a club-record fee of £55.4million with Borussia Dortmund for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international, who has been the accountable of acute absorption this ages from the Gunners, is additionally set to be the club's highest-paid player.
Arsenal accept offered Aubameyang a three-and-a-half-year arrangement account £180,000 a anniversary as they attending to bolster their advancing options.
Sportsmail's Bundesliga able Kit Holden reveals all about the 28-year-old.
Arsenal accept agreed a club-record fee of £55.4million with Borussia Dortmund for the striker
Having appear through the ranks at AC Milan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang afflicted at Saint-Etienne afore authoritative his name at Dortmund.
Arriving in Germany in 2013 for £12million, the striker initially played additional dabble to Robert Lewandowski, but became the capital man back the Poland striker confused to Bayern Munich a year later.
Armed with amazing clip — rumour has it that he is faster over 30 metres than Usain Bolt — and able movement, he has denticulate 141 goals in 212 appearances for Dortmund.
He is an accustomed finisher and was the top scorer in Germany aftermost division with 31 goals. He has hit 13 this term, but is heavily codicillary on acceptable service.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has denticulate 141 goals in 212 appearances for Borussia Dortmund
Armed with amazing clip — rumour has it that he is faster over 30 metres than Usain Bolt
His able accession and aciculate movement accomplish him difficult to comedy against. Left to his own devices, however, he has his limitations. He lacks the cavity to actualize affairs for himself, and generally fluffs his curve in one-on-one situations.
If there is any acceptable time to assurance him, however, it is now.
Aubameyang is arguably at his peak, and admitting he is a rung or two abbreviate of actuality apple class, he is acceptable to abide one of Europe’s best abounding strikers over the abutting few seasons.
Aubameyang generally celebrates goals with a somersault, while his adulation of superheroes has additionally apparent him don Spider-Man and Batman masks afterwards scoring.
When things are activity able-bodied this is allotment of Aubameyang’s address but back times are bad his extravagances are apparent as added affidavit of his abiding abridgement of discipline, arrogance and vanity. As his contempo indiscretions accept congenital up, it is the closing appearance of Aubameyang which has prevailed.
He is an accustomed finisher and was the top scorer in Germany aftermost division with 31 goals
You could say that. ‘No Auba, no party,’ the striker has said in the past. Aubameyang is accepted as absolutely a showman, with a affection for fast cars, absurd haircuts and blatant clothes.
His somewhat adventuresome appearance faculty is not aloof a cry for attention, but a passion. His PEA17 accouterment cast is a business adventure which has afresh taken off. The Gabon forward’s brand, complete with an ‘A-bolt’ logo, in affiliation with Nike, has been showcased on Instagram.
And it’s not artlessly a case of putting his cast on the clothing, Aubameyang has apparent a agog eye for design. Aftermost summer he teamed up with the accouterment cast New Era to architecture a baseball cap. Retailing at £30, it appearance Dortmund’s atramentous and chicken colours — will abutting year’s copy be the red and white of the Gunners?
His PEA17 accouterment cast is a business adventure which has afresh taken off with 'A-bolt’ logo
He has additionally fabricated a music video. The song name? Aubameyang, of course.
If his appearance ambit and music endeavours are still not accomplishing the absurdity criteria, afresh conceivably supercars might.
Aubameyang’s £170,000-a-week bacon in Germany afforded him the affluence of aqueous out on little treats every now and then. He boastful his customised brownish £250,000 Lamborghini Aventador.
Once again, agenda the A-bolt branding above the front. Very understated.
Aubameyang boastful his customised brownish £250,000 Lamborghini Aventador with 'A-bolt'
Speaking of understated, at Saint-Etienne in 2012, he showed off a brace of blooming Nike boots encrusted with 4,000 Swarovski crystals account £2,500.
He sported a agnate pair, this time with the chicken and black, advanced of Dortmund’s derby with Schalke in 2016 and has alike beat a brace of Batman-inspired boots.
Off the pitch, it’s a ancestors affair. His son, Curtys, had his own personalised atramentous and chicken Batman shoes, complete with Aubameyang’s No 17.
Much is fabricated of his extravagance, conceivably unfairly at times, but it has been more adamantine to avert him in the aftermost year or so.
He has aboveboard pushed for a move abroad from Dortmund, cogent admirers and journalists about his admiration to move to Real Madrid, AC Milan or Paris Saint-Germain.
Further indiscretions accommodate an unauthorised across cruise on the eve of a alliance fixture, agreeable a Red-Bull sponsored football freestyler to Dortmund’s training arena for a blur shoot afterwards permission, and again accession backward to training.
Aubameyang, pictured with his adherent Alysha Behague, has aboveboard confused for a move away
Aubameyang’s connected apathy for club rules has affronted his bosses, and bred acerbity amid his team-mates, who feel he is accustomed appropriate treatment.
Possibly the breadth of his activity which has landed him in the best hot water, however, is his adulation of hitting the town.
He was abeyant for Dortmund’s Champions Alliance tie adjoin Sporting Lisbon aftermost division afterwards he abounding a basin activity in arctic Italy aloof 48 hours afore the clash.
There were additionally letters he was bare from Dortmund’s band to face Stuttgart aftermost November afterwards he fabricated a cruise to Barcelona to see above team-mate Ousmane Dembele. The club cited ‘disciplinary reasons’.
Known as absolutely a showman, with a affection for fast cars, absurd haircuts and clothes
The accord amid club and amateur appeared to accept attenuated above repair. Sporting administrator Michael Zorc and drillmaster Peter Stoger bidding aggravation with his behaviour.
On the added hand, Dortmund apperceive alone too able-bodied how heavily codicillary they were on Aubameyang and his goals.
Their affecting collapse beneath above administrator Peter Bosz in the autumn coincided with a ambition aridity for the 28-year-old.
A area of Dortmund admirers had additionally had abundant of the flirtations with added clubs, the connected apathy for centralized rules and the clashes with the club’s hierarchy.
Former Germany and Dortmund brilliant Matthias Sammer has warned Arsenal that ‘a rotten apple’ doesn’t aback change back he goes to a altered club.
The accord amid club and amateur appeared to accept attenuated above repair
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