- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to become Arsenal’s highest-paid player
- Arsenal have offered him a three-and-a-half year deal worth £180,000-a-week
- Aubameyang’s arrival means Olivier Giroud may leave, with Chelsea interested
- Arsene Wenger’s men are gearing up for their clash with Swansea on Tuesday
Arsenal have agreed a club-record fee of £55.4million with Borussia Dortmund for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon striker, who has been the subject of intense interest this month from the Gunners, is also set to be the club’s highest-ever paid player.
Arsenal have offered Aubameyang a three-and-a-half year contract worth £180,000-a-week as they look to bolster their attacking options.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is drawing ever closer to a big-money move to Arsenal
Meanwhile, BILD are reporting that Borussia Dortmund have lined up their replacement for Aubameyang, with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi to be loaned to the Bundesliga outfit.
Dortmund had looked at signing Giroud but a move for the Frenchman failed, with the striker’s family wanting to stay in England.
Aubameyang’s arrival means Arsenal will allow Giroud to move to Chelsea should their London rivals meet the club’s £35m valuation.
Arsene Wenger arrives at London Colney very hopeful of wrapping up a deal for Aubameyang
The Frenchman is currently gearing up for Arsenal’s clash with Swansea on Tuesday night
Chelsea discussed Giroud over the weekend as they are struggling to strike an agreement with Roma for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri.
Arsene Wenger, who is eager to build a squad that can fire Arsenal back into the Champions League, was pictured arriving for training on Monday with the deal for Aubameyang drawing ever closer.
Wenger is currently gearing up for Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Swansea on Tuesday night at the Liberty Stadium.