However, the 24-year-old wasted no time in blowing those misconceptions away and made an immediate impact on his debut, showing glimpses of what the Bundesliga could come to expect of his appearances.
The BVB fatifhul will never forget his first outing in a yellow and black shirt. On 10 August 2013, Aubameyang lit his first firework, scoring a hat-trick on his debut in a 4-0 away win at Augsburg.
It was a sign of things to come as six more goals and two asissts were to follow up until the winter break, even though Aubameyang was not always a fixture in the starting XI. Those early impressions of a bad-boy individualist were soon superseded by the knowledge that Dortmund have a sprint star, scoring supremo and attacking menace on their hands.
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Take a look at Aubameyang's demolition of FC Augsburg courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: