The Gabonese international has officially told Borrusia Dortmund he wants a move away from the club as he has officially handed a transfer request, Marca reported.

According to Mirror, the striker has agreed personal terms with Arsenal leaving Arsenal and Dortmund to strike a deal between each other.

The striker was said to have asked to leave the club on two different occasions and according to various English dailies, the former Saint-Etienne player was said to have scheduled a showdown discussion with Borussia Dortmund’s management for today.

Aubameyang, who has scored 21 goals in 23 games for Dortmund in all competitions this season was dropped from the squad 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg after missing a team meeting the previous day.

And with Sanchez set for a move away from the club this January, Aubameyang has been touted as a possible replacement for the forward.

According to ‘Bild’, Dortmund have set a price tag of €70m for the striker and Arsenal are already preparing to launch a bid.

Reports also have it that Oliver Giroud might be included in the deal that would see Aubameyang move to the North London Club.

And has any Arsenal fan forgotten the likes of Higuain, Suarez, Rooney,…… joining Arsenal?

If not, happy are they that are not expecting too much for they shall not be disappointed.

 

Published in Transfer Rumors

Rosicky announces retirement from football

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:47

Former Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund star Tomas Rosicky has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 37.

‘Little Mozart’, has fondly called attributed his decision to call it quit on football as a result of his inability to deal with the rigours associated with football.

Rosicky, who spent 10 years at Arsenal scoring 19 goals at a press conference on Wednesday said he didn’t have the requirements to continue as a professional footballer.

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“After careful consideration I have realised I am no longer able to fully prepare my body for what the professional football requires,” Rosicky said.

“I would like to thank Sparta for raising me, for being the first step in my career in big clubs, and for allowing me to say goodbye at the place I love the most,”

Rosicky started his career at Sparta Prague before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001 – where he made over 140 appearances before joining Arsenal in 2006.

 He also won 105 caps for his country, leaving him third on the all-time list behind only Petr Cech and Karel Poborsky.

Published in International Watch