- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken for the first time since joining Arsenal
- The Gabon international completed a club-record transfer to the Gunners today
- Aubameyang is glad to be playing alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan and has his eye on success
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Arsenal new-boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has sent his first message to the club’s fans after completing a record transfer to the Gunners this morning.
The Gabon international shone at previous club Borussia Dortmund and has become the most expensive player in Arsenal’s history with his move on deadline day, according to Arsenal’s official site.
Arsenal fans have long waited for Aubameyang to be unveiled as their new player, and will be pleased to learn he’s glad to be renewing his partnership with former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan again at the Emirates Stadium.
As well as that, Aubameyang discussed his admiration for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and expressed a desire to help the Gunners get back to their best after what has been another frustrating season.
Arsene Wenger’s side are currently languishing in 6th in the Premier League after last night’s defeat to relegation battlers Swansea City, but Aubameyang could be just what’s needed to spark an improvement.
‘Finally! I’m really happy to be here,’ he told Arsenal.com.
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‘Of course I can join Micki in this team, so I’m really happy to be here in this great team.
‘I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry. He’s an example for us strikers. I’m really happy, like I said before.
‘He was fast and scored a lot of goals. He’s really an example. 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.
‘I hope that we will come back to the top as soon as possible. I will do my best to join in.’