With this month’s deadline day tomorrow, there is still a lot to sort out including confirmation of Arsenal signing striker Aubameyang from Dortmund.
In a deal that is reported to be a club record fee of around £60 million, Arsenal look like they are finally going to get their man.
According to sky sources, Aubameyang left Dortmund airport this afternoon on a private jet to London!
And it has just been announced that he is now at Arsenal’s training ground!
So it really does look like Aubameyang is coming to Arsenal now but what does this mean for Giroud? Will he go to rivals Chelsea, Dortmund or somewhere else?
Giroud does need game time ahead of this summer’s World Cup so I wouldn’t blame him if he did leave but he could still be our main Europa League striker as Aubameyang would be cup tied.
Ideally I would like Giroud to stay as well as having Aubameyang as that would be great squad depth and they both offer something different along with Lacazette. Giroud is always a great plan b/target man option off the bench but is that enough for the French striker?
What would this mean for Lacazette as well as he only joined this season? He hasn’t done as well as expected and surely Aubameyang would be our main striker in the premier league unless Wenger decides to play two up front!
The main bonus for Arsenal getting Aubameyang would be his partnership with Mkhitaryan which must have been a major reason why Aubameyang chose to come. They performed very well together at Dortmund and hopefully they can reignite this form.
Aubameyang would surely take the number 14 shirt as Mkhitaryan took number 7 and the Dortmund striker could follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry or even Theo Walcott!
With Sanchez and Walcott departing and Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang coming in I think this would be an improvement for Arsenal especially considering the duo played so well together at Dortmund. So things look like they are getting better for Arsenal who play Swansea away tonight in what should be Mkhitaryan’s debut.
So when will Aubameyang be officially announced? Will he wear the number 14 shirt? Will Giroud still be an Arsenal player after deadline day tomorrow?