The Arsenal captain's protracted exit from the Emirates Stadium was finally decided to be to the Premier League runners-up on Wednesday and the deal is expected to be confirmed shortly afterward.
As Goal.com exclusively revealed, the striker will then put pen to paper on a four-year contract worth a hefty £235,000-a-week.
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Goal.com also understands that Arsenal are on the brink of selling midfielder Alex Song to Barcelona for £15m after a breakthrough in negotiations.