Less than 24 hours after the despair of a 3 – 1 reverse at bottom-of-the-table Swansea City, Arsenal received a major boost for the rest of the season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed his £55m move from Borussia Dortmund while Mesut Özil has agreed on a new three-year deal with the club, according to Bild.
Arsène Wenger let the cat out of the bag as far as Aubameyang, 28, was concerned in his post-match interviews when he confirmed the Gabon international had joined the club. The formalities of his medical and new photos were completed as the club announced his signing on their official website.
The striker is set to make his debut against Everton this weekend and is a welcome addition to the squad ahead of the North London Derby in ten days time.
The news kept getting better for Gooners with Mesut Özil set to put pen to paper on a new deal in the next few days.
German newspaper Bild claims the contract rebel will earn £305,000 per week for a further three years at the Emirates. It puts to an end the speculation that he was set to join Manchester United in the summer on a free transfer.
The media claims that Özil is impressed with the Arsenal hierarchy and their pursuit of Aubameyang to replace Alexis Sanchez.