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Arsenal's move for Aubameyang helped over the line by Chelsea, reveals former transfer chief

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Arsenal would not have managed to acquire striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang without the help of Chelsea, reveals Gunners' former transfer guru Dick Law.The Gabonese striker moved to north London from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 for a club-record £56million.

The move from Borussia Dortmund was protracted and Arsenal required the help of Chelsea in a bid to get it over the line.



Dortmund wanted to bring in Michy Batshuayi as Aubayemang's replacement while Chelsea wanted Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.



Batshuayi was the integral piece in Dortmund entertaining Aubayemang's departure and Law has opened up on how the deal was sorted by Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia.

'The Aubameyang deal was crazy because Giroud wanted out,' Law told GOAL.'Chelsea were loaning Michy Batshuayi to Dortmund and Aubameyang was coming to us.

Dortmund said if we don't get the player from Chelsea, then Aubameyang doesn't leave and, of course, if we didn't get Aubameyang, we weren't going to let Giroud go.

Arsenal's attack has vastly improved following the arrival of Aubameyang with the Gabon striker hitting 41 goals in 65 games.


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