Arsenal will announce the arrival of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the end of the day [Monday 29 January], according to latest reports from Germany.
After seeing two offers rejected by the Bundesliga club last week, Arsenal have now seen a €63m (£55.4m) offer accepted for the striker, who has already agreed personal terms with the Gunners, according to the Daily Telegraph.
With a fee and personal terms settled, Bild now report Aubameyang’s arrival in north London will be confirmed by close of play on Monday.
Arsenal were initially reluctant to shatter their club record transfer fee for the second time in seven months, following Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival from Lyon last summer. But after Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc made it clear the club would not lower their demands for the 28-year-old, the Gunners have agreed to pay up just days before the January transfer window closes.
For a more complete idea of what Dortmund’s demands are, read this
Lawyer Alfons Becker was quoted in the German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine, saying; “He will not testify today because he is ill.”
Aubameyang’s teammate Marc Bartra, who was injured in the attack suffering an open fracture of a forearm, did prepare a statement which was read out in court by his lawyer.
The Spaniard said: “I was scared to death. I feared never to see my family again…If I remember it, I’m not feeling well” (lost in translation – I believe he’s said ‘when I remember the attack, it makes me feel unwell’.
Judges are currently arranging further dates to hear personal testimony from players who were on the bus, and have still to decide whether they will set another date for Aubameyang’s evidence, or fine him for not appearing.
Source: Sky sports
I don’t thing Auba is really ill.
I think he’s too busy finalising his deal to sign for Arsenal.
Much like how Alexis was too busy for his drug test.