Aubameyang, Ozil & Arsenal's 10 most expensive signings in history

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The Gunners have secured the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who now heads the list of most expensive acquisitions

Arsenal have completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £55 million, plus £5m in add-ons.

The Gabon international instantly becomes the club's all-time record signing, but who else makes up the list for the Gunners?

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    #10 Santi Cazorla - £16.5m

    His value to the Arsenal cause has been highlighted by the club’s struggles for consistency in his absence, with the Spanish midfielder a man whose composure and vision makes the Gunners tick.

    Arrived from Malaga in 2012 as a double European Championship winner and has picked up two FA Cups in England – scoring in one final and being named Man of the Match in the other.

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    #9 Andrey Arshavin - £16.95m

    A complicated deal which was finally officially announced some 24 hours after the winter transfer window of January 2009 had closed.

    The Russia international arrived amid a snowstorm and although he produced flurries of magic - including a four-goal showing against Liverpool in April 2009 - he never really hit the heights which had made him such a sought-after asset at Zenit.

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    #8 Lucas Perez - £17.1m

    A 17-goal season at Deportivo La Coruna convinced Arsenal to make their move in the summer of 2016, but the Spaniard struggled for game time up against Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, and managed just seven goals in 21 appearances.

    Looked bright when offered an opportunity to impress, but grew frustrated at a lack of minutes and is now on loan at Deportivo La Coruna.

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    #7 Jose Antonio Reyes - £17.4m

    The most expensive signing in Arsenal’s history until a recent loosening of the purse strings at Emirates Stadium.

    The Spaniard joined from Sevilla in January 2004 and helped the ‘Invincibles’ to the Premier League title before going on to taste FA Cup glory the following season and gracing the Champions League final in 2006.

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    #6 Granit Xhaka - £34m

    With the Gunners having struggled down the years to replace some iconic figures in the box-to-box midfield department, big money was spent to land the Switzerland international from Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Disciplinary problems continued to haunt him early on during his debut season in England, but he eventually won the FA Cup, perhaps repaying part of Arsenal's investment.

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    #5 Shkodran Mustafi - £35m

    Having sought to solve their midfield issues with the signing of Granit Xhaka in 2016, the Gunners also looked to shore up their defensive unit by bringing in a World Cup winner.

    A man who had previously spent time on the books at Everton settled quickly in north London and forged a productive partnership with Laurent Koscielny.

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    #4 Alexis Sanchez - £35m

    Arsene Wenger splashed the cash to land the hard-working forward from Barcelona, spending £35m to acquire his signature.

    Over his time at the Emirates, Alexis netted 80 goals in 166 games for the Gunners before moving to Manchester United in a part-exchange deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrive in north London.

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    #3 Mesut Ozil - £42.5m

    A statement signing from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, with Arsene Wenger smashing the club’s transfer record to acquire a proven performer.

    Ozil has won three FA Cups during his time in north London and has thus far scored 36 goals and provided 63 assists in 181 appearances.

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    #2 Alexandre Lacazette - £46.5m

    The France international became Arsenal’s record signing in the summer of 2017 after joining on a five-year contract from Lyon.

    Nine goals in 27 appearances thus far this season suggests he is on the right path to forging a successful goalscoring career in north London.

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    #1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £55m

    The Gabon international becomes the club's record signing by a distance after joining from Borussia Dortmund following the departure of Alexis Sanchez.

    Has excelled in Germany, scoring 141 goals in just 213 games, and will hope to bolster the Gunners' quest for Champions League qualification.