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Arsenal has signed Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in a club record £56m deal.
The Gunners had previously seen two bids for the 28-year-old rejected by Dortmund before agreeing on a fee that bypasses the £46.5m July acquisition of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon
Aubameyang scored 141 goals in 213 games for Dortmund since 2013, including 21 in 24 matches this season.
The 2015 African Player of the year joined Dortmund from French club Saint-Etienne in 2013.
During his stay with the Bundesliga club, the only major trophy he won was the German Cup in 2017.
He was named Bundesliga player of the year in 2016, and last season was the German top flight’s most prolific scorer with 31 goals.
He has played 56 times for Gabon, scoring 23 goals.
He further contributed to 172 goals in 213 matches in all competitions for Dortmund, averaging a goal or assist every 96 minutes
He scored 66 goals more than any other Dortmund player since his debut on 2013
This season the Gabonese talisman became African top scorer in Bundesliga history with 97th strike surpassing former record holder and ex Eintracht Frankfurt forward Tony Yeboah.