Wenger: Arsenal let Giroud join Chelsea because of World Cup

Batshuayi is set to join Dortmund as part of the transfer merry-go-round

Batshuayi is set to join Dortmund as part of the transfer merry-go-roundALASTAIR GRANT AP

The Gabon striker revealed his lofty ambitions after completing his move to the Emirates Stadium from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of £56million.

For the scorpion kicks, the bullet headers, the late strikes, the north London derby winner, the FA Cup final assists, the 105 goals, the 253 appearances and for all the hard work and dedication, we want to say...

"Maybe he forgot that have 18 months with contract at Chelsea and my will and desire is to fulfill this contract".

You'll struggle to find an Arsenal fan complaining about the Aubameyang signing but could it have been better spent on a defender?

The former Gunner believes that the team has to be at their best if they are to get anything out of the game.

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"Alvaro is still out". I hope you are starting to know me.

"It would have been difficult to turn it down, just because it was selling him to a competitive club".

There were suggestions that Roma's willingness to sell their star striker sprang from a need to raise funds to meet financial fair play requirements, but the club's general manager Mauro Baldissoni insisted that this was not the case.

He explained how important the competition is and how much he is looking forward to the challenge against Barcelona. "Today is Friday. We have two and a half days".

He joined Arsenal from French side Montpellier in 2012 and his goal tally has hit double figures in each of the last five seasons.

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He also grabbed 15 goals in 32 Champions League matches for them as well as another 15 in 15 German Cup games for a stellar scoring record during his four-and-a-half years in Germany. This is Chelsea - this is the only answer. "I actually think it is the second". And the club gave me this opportunity with Giroud.

"He's a young player without great international experience".

Aubameyang was the Bundesliga's top scorer last season with 31 goals. Then he had a bad injury.

CHELSEA'S relentless quest to sign a striker has finally come to an end.

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