Arsenal’s search for Alexis Sanchez’s replacement is over as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has sealed his move from Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon international comes with a hefty price tag, reported to be around £55 million, and leaves Germany with 98 Bundesliga goals in just 144 games.
With no FA Cup to play for, Arsene Wenger’s side will be focusing their attentions to Champions League qualification – either through the Premier League or the Europa League.
Arsenal top four
The Gunners currently sit sixth in the top flight, five points off Liverpool in fourth place, and have scored the fewest goals in the top six with 45 to their name after 24 matches.
Aubameyang will surely only help that total as Arsenal search for a top four finish, and they can be backed at a chunky 8/1 (9.0) with dabblebet to be in that bracket at the end of the season.
A gap of 11 points is surely too big for the north Londoners to make up at this stage, and the price of 100/1 (101.0) for in the ‘Premier League without Manchester City’ market – essentially who will finish second in the league considering the Citizens’ 12-point cushion - reflects that.
Carabao Cup odds
However, the first piece of silverware in sight for Arsenal comes in the form of the Carabao Cup.
It is a hefty 4/1 (5.0) shot that Wenger’s men beat Man City in the final at Wembley on 25 February, which is long enough away to allow Aubameyang to settle into English football.
Finally, the Europa League may become the Gunners’ focus as lifting the trophy in May will guarantee them passage into the Champions League.
They are 6/1 (7.0) with dabblebet to do just that, but they will have to do so without their new signing as he is ineligible thanks to Dortmund dropping into the competition.