Arsenal have confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s departure from Barcelona, and the striker has finally spoken out about the move and admitted it is “hurt” to leave the Gunners.
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In a day when the transfer deadline was reeling, Aubameyang flew to Barcelona, much to Arsenal’s surprise, in what appeared to be an aggressive bid to move to the Catalan side.
Aubameyang has been absent from the Arsenal squad since the beginning of December after Mikel Arteta’s strict disciplinary sentence, and the relationship between the pair is irreparable.
And despite angering some fans with a rather lackluster reaction when Arsenal wished him well in Spain, Aubameyang has now reached out to fans and hinted at his departure.
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Although an agreement was agreed in the last hour of the Last Day to close the January transfer window, it was only Tuesday night that Arsenal released an official statement confirming Aubameyang had left the club. through the consent of both Gunners.
Arsenal thanked Aubameyang in their message, but the striker only responded with an emoji above Twitter This has caused outrage among some supporters, although a detailed message has now been released.
Aubameyang has arrived Instagram to thank the Arsenal fans, and to explain that he was “hurt” about how his time came to an end, as he said: “Dear Arsenal fans, thank you for turning London has been home to myself and my family for the past four years.
“We’ve been through our ups and downs together and your support means a lot to me. Having the opportunity to win trophies and the honor of being captain of this club is something that matters. I will forever keep it in my heart.
“I’m always 100% focused on doing everything I can for this club, that’s why leaving without a goodbye really hurts – but that’s football.
“I’m very sad that I haven’t had the chance to help my teammates over the past few weeks, but I have nothing but respect for this club and really wish all the boys as well. my fans the best and many years of success in the Future!
The move brought Aubameyang’s stay at Arsenal to an unfortunate end, and his culmination of a move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 ended in a rather lousy controversy with Arteta.
Although Aubameyang is making fresh starts, Arteta is still short of options as Arsenal are unable to bring in a replacement for the Gabon international, and will end the season with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as popular options. single turn of the first team.
Worse still, both contracts expire at the end of the season, meaning Arsenal’s behind-the-scenes problems are far from over.