Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has arrived at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground to finalise his transfer from Borussia Dortmund, Sky Sports News understands.
A private jet containing the Gabon international arrived at Luton Airport at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon, less than an hour after leaving Dortmund airport.
Aubameyang’s presence at Arsenal’s training ground ensures the deal can be completed before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline.
Arsenal have agreed a deal worth around £60m with Borussia Dortmund for the 28-year-old striker.
While Dortmund have agreed a fee, Sky sources understand they will not let Aubameyang go until they find a replacement with Arsenal waiting on the German club to sign off the deal.
Olivier Giroud, Michy Batshuayi and Anthony Modeste are among the names being considered by Dortmund, who are looking to secure a signing before the Bundesliga transfer window closes at 5pm on Wednesday.
Aubameyang did not testify as planned at Monday’s trial hearing over the attack on the Dortmund team bus in April 2017 because of illness, and was booed by a section of Dortmund fans during last Saturday’s 2-2 Bundesliga draw with Freiburg.
A banner in the crowd read: ‘No player is bigger than our club’.