MON, JANUARY 29 2018-theG&BJournal-ARSENE WENGER finally got what he wished for. The prolificGabon/Borussia Dortmund strike Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. And he paid heavy too to get him- £55.4million a club record fee. The deal is a three-and-a-half year contract worth £180,000 a week.
Aubameyang’s arrival means Arsenal will allow Giroud to move to Chelsea should their London rivals meet the club’s £35m valuation. Chelsea discussed Giroud over the weekend as they are struggling to strike an agreement with Roma for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri.
Meanwhile, Sport Bild are reporting that Borussia Dortmund have lined up their replacement for Aubameyang, with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi to be loaned to the Bundesliga outfit.
Dortmund had looked at signing Giroud but a move for the Frenchman failed, with the striker’s family wanting to stay in England.