Aubameyang explains decision to move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund
The Arsenal signing explains his decision to move to The Emirates from Borussia Dortmund
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has described his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund as the “next step” in his career.
The Gabon international completed a move to the north London side from the Bundesliga outfit in a £56m deal on transfer deadline day in January.
Aubameyang scored 141 goals in 213 appearances in all competitions during five and a half seasons at Westfalenstadion.
The 28-year-old didn’t win any major trophies at Dortmund given Bayern Munich’s dominance domestically.
The Arsenal signing made a brilliant start to his Gunners career after the African forward netted on his home debut in a 5-1 win over Everton at The Emirates last month.
Aubameyang was unable to prevent Arsenal from suffering a humiliating 3-0 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City at The Etihad last term.
The Gunners will take on Aubameyang’s former club AC Milan in the next round of the Europa League but the Gabon forward will be cup tied.
Speaking to Sky Sports about his decision to move to Arsenal from Dortmund in January, Aubameyang said:
“It was the next step for me, it’s a big club. For me it’s a bit bigger than Dortmund, and this was a good step for me and my career.
“I didn’t want to go, for example, to China, because I want to do a lot of things here in Europe before I think about China or America. Arsenal were the only club who made an offer, a real offer, and I’m really happy, because it’s a good club.”
Arsenal are facing a difficult challenge to secure a place in the Premier League’s top four this term given the substantial gap between Arsene Wenger’s side and Tottenham Hotspur.