Arsenal Twitter went into meltdown this morning after the club confirmed the signing of Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

And you can’t blame Gooners for being excited – the former Dortmund man arrives in London having netted an impressive 172 times in 213 games in all competitions for the German side.


Aubamayeng is to score 7 or more Premier League goals this term. Given that he registered 13 times in 16 Bundesliga starts this term for a Dortmund side riddled with problems on and off the pitch, you wouldn’t put it past him.

Many have pointed out that it is a very un-Arsene Wenger-like move to break Arsenal’s record transfer fee twice in little under seven months.

Perhaps then, the signing of Aubameyang could signal the end of Monsieur Wenger’s long reign in North London?

It’s for Wenger to be in charge at the Emirates on the opening day of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and the same price for him to have left the club by then.

Interestingly, former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancellotti is the favourite to replace the Frenchman.

Can Arsenal Push for the Top 4?

With Olivier Giroud leaving the Gunners to join league rivals Chelsea, along with the departures of Alexis Sánchez and Theo Walcott this transfer window, Arsenal have got rid of three players who scored 65 goals between them last season.

This could be seen as a risky strategy, and one that could come back to bite the North Londoners.

Equally, it shows the confidence of the Arsenal management that Aubamayeng and fellow new signing and former Dortmund old boy Henrikh Mkhitaryan will hit the ground running.

The two showed a great understanding for BVB during the 2015/16 season and their partnership could prove vital in Arsenal’s fading chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top 4.

As things stand, Arsenal are currently eight points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, after a humiliating 3-1 loss at Swansea City earlier this week.

Wenger’s men are to claw back that advantage and finish in a Champions League spot.

Qualification for next season’s Champions League, whether it be through a top 4 finish or winning the Europa League, is essential if Arsenal wish to attract more top talent to the Emirates Stadium in the coming seasons.

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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