Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left Dortmund Airport in a private jet heading for London, Sky Sports News understands.
Arsenal have agreed a deal worth around £60m with Borussia Dortmund for the 28-year-old striker, who is expected to arrive at the Gunners’ training ground on Tuesday afternoon.
While Dortmund have agreed a fee, Sky sources understand they will not let Aubameyang go until they find a replacement.
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’.