Most Read Football

Unai Emery: Set for Arsenal according to reports1

Arsenal set to appoint Emery

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager, according to reports.

We look at the odds on which big transfers could happen this summer2

Which transfers will happen?

Based on Sky Bet's summer transfer odds, we look at which transfers are expected to happen this summer

Jose Mourinho3

Monday's Paper Talk

Mourinho's mega summer rebuild, AC Milan in for Man United star and a late Arsenal candidate emerges, according to the back pages...

England boss Gareth Southgate4

England start World Cup camp

England have kicked off their World Cup campaign as Gareth Southgate assembled his squad at St George's Park to start preparing for Russia.

World Cup 2018 group stage draw5

World Cup: Elimination predictions

There are 32 nations dreaming of World Cup glory, but only one can be successful. Tom Carnduff predicts when each team will go out.

Arsenal complete club-record signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund

Last Updated January 31 2018, 19:46Football
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal have completed the club-record signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is 5/1 with Sky Bet to score ten or more Premier League goals this season.

You can also back the forward to net 12+ league goals before the end of the season at 18/1. For the more pessimistic fans, he is 2/5 to score 6+ and 7/4 to net 8+ - see more Aubameyang specials here.

The Gunners announced the 28-year-old has signed a "long-term contact" at the Emirates Stadium after joining from Borussia Dortmund.

Aubameyang, who scored 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga games for Dortmund, is a replacement for Alexis Sanchez following the Chilean's move to Manchester United.

Neither club confirmed the fee, but reports claimed Arsenal have paid around £60million for Aubameyang, whose arrival follows that of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United.

Transfer Deadline Day: Latest news, done deals, odds and rumours

His signing is a welcome boost for boss Arsene Wenger, who saw his side's hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League suffer a setback with a 3-1 loss at struggling Swansea on Tuesday night.

It could also pave the way for the departure of Olivier Giroud, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

Tensions between Aubameyang and Dortmund had grown in recent weeks, but the German side's sporting director Michael Zorc said on the club website: "He has done great things for Borussia Dortmund, scored many important goals and is part of the team that brought the DFB-Pokal to Dortmund in 2017. We wish Pierre-Emerick all the best for his future at Arsenal."

The Gunners are currently 12/1 with Sky Bet to finish in the Premier League's top four at the end of the season, and 11/2 to win the Europa League - which Aubameyang is ineligible for - in May.

Aubameyang posted a message on Instagram apologising for the acrimonious circumstances surrounding his departure, but describing himself as a "crazy kid".

He said: "First of all sorry for everything that has happened in the last month. But I wanted a transfer last summer, it did not work, but now it had to.

"Maybe it was not the best way for me to choose, but everyone knows that Auba is crazy - and yes, I am a crazy kid. I've made mistakes, but never with malice.

"I think the club (Arsenal) has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry," he told Arsenal Player.

"He's an example for us strikers because he was fast and scored a lot of goals. I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do. I'm a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. But as I said, I have to work a lot more."

Aubameyang will be reunited with former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who moved to north London in exchange for Sanchez.

"Of course I can join Micki in this team, so I'm really happy to be here in this great team," he added.

"I hope that we will come back to the top as soon as possible. I will do my best to join in."

Related football links

Most Read Football

Unai Emery: Set for Arsenal according to reports1

Arsenal set to appoint Emery

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager, according to reports.

We look at the odds on which big transfers could happen this summer2

Which transfers will happen?

Based on Sky Bet's summer transfer odds, we look at which transfers are expected to happen this summer

Jose Mourinho3

Monday's Paper Talk

Mourinho's mega summer rebuild, AC Milan in for Man United star and a late Arsenal candidate emerges, according to the back pages...

England boss Gareth Southgate4

England start World Cup camp

England have kicked off their World Cup campaign as Gareth Southgate assembled his squad at St George's Park to start preparing for Russia.

World Cup 2018 group stage draw5

World Cup: Elimination predictions

There are 32 nations dreaming of World Cup glory, but only one can be successful. Tom Carnduff predicts when each team will go out.

Football Tips

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

Leroy Sane is congratulated after scoring for Man City

Sporting Life: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.

Romelu Lukaku: The Manchester United forward celebrates his goal v Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final

FA Cup final betting tips

George Pitts thinks Manchester United will win the FA Cup for the second time in three years when they come up against Chelsea at Wembley.