Aubameyang, 28, now hopes to emulate the achievements of his hero Thierry Henry following his £55 million club record arrival at the Emirates, on a day of good news for Gunners fans with Mesut Ozil signing a new three-and-a-half year contract.
“I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry,” he said. “He’s an example for us strikers.
“He was fast and scored a lot of goals. I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do.”
But Arsenal missed out on West Brom defender Jonny Evans, although they did enquire about him yesterday, on a day where they allowed Mathieu Debuchy to join French side St Etienne.
Manchester City are understood to have offered a package of £55m cash plus Eliaquim Mangala, who was valued at £10m, for Mahrez but that was rejected by the Foxes.