OFFICIAL: Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund for club record fee
Having come through the ranks at AC Milan, Aubameyang impressed at St. Etienne before making his name at Dortmund. Arriving in 2013, the striker initially played second fiddle to Robert Lewandowski, but became the main man when the Polish striker moved to Bayern Munich a year later.
Armed with astonishing pace – the rumour goes that he is faster over 30 metres than Usain Bolt – and canny movement, he has netted 141 goals in 212 appearances for Dortmund.
Aubameyang’s pace is mesmerising, and he is an instinctive goalscorer, but he is heavily reliant on good service. For Dortmund, he has always been at his best when he has teamed up with the likes of Marco Reus, Ousmane Dembele or Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
His brilliant positioning and sharp movement mean that he is almost unstoppable when coupled with an intelligent winger or attacking midfielder. Left to his own devices, however, he has his limitations. He lacks the incision to create chances for himself, and often fluffs his lines in one-on-one situations.
Aubameyang has established himself as one of Europe’s premier marksmen over the last few seasons and has been in incredible form in front of goal this term.