Arsenal Break Club Transfer Fee Record; Finalize £56m Aubameyang Deal

The Dortmund forward who was with his family gathered his belongings from a Range Rover

He joins an Arsenal side that sit sixth in the Premier League table, five points off the pace in the race for the top four.

The Swans said they had re-signed the 28-year-old for a club record but undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half year contract.

Aubameyang also signed some balls and Arsenal shirts - although the number was not shown, with the club yet to reveal what the Gabon worldwide will have on his back.

Out of the top eight teams in the Premier League, Arsenal has conceded the most goals with 34.

"After the unpleasant events of the last weeks, we prefer to remember that the story of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a success over more than four years", Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.

Moura, who has made 35 appearances for Brazil, nearly moved to the Premier League in 2012, but PSG beat Manchester United to his signature.

Michy Batshuayi has been allowed to travel overseas ahead of an expected loan move to Borussia Dortmund, who confirmed the sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal on Wednesday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal was the biggest deal of a frantic deadline day on January 31. Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang linked up to great effect when they played together at Dortmund in the 2015-16 season, scoring 62 goals between them in all competitions. "We wish Pierre-Emerick all the best for his future at Arsenal".

Arsenal says the deal is subject to the completion of "regulatory processes".

Arsenal's new head of recruitment and former Dortmund chief scout, Sven Mislintat, is believed to have played a key role in securing Aubameyang's signature.

Aubameyang scored 141 goals in 213 appearances for Dortmund since joining from French club Saint-Etienne in 2013.

Elsewhere runaway leaders Manchester City have lodged a surprise £60 million bid for Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez.

Batshuayi told the club's official website he is eager for more first-team action and has ambitions of making Belgium's World Cup squad in the summer.

The 24-year-old striker chose to seek regular game time elsewhere after the Blues brought in Olivier Giroud from London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

No major signings are expected in Spain or France.



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