Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes a parting shot at Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta

Chidalu Obiajulu

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he left Arsenal only because of a problem with manager Mikel Arteta.

Aubameyang was unveiled by Barcelona today, having joined as a free transfer until 2025, after agreeing the mutual termination of his Arsenal contract.

Aubameyang was halfway through a three-year deal that Arteta helped convince him to sign in September 2020, but their relationship broke down beyond repair after Arteta froze Aubameyang out and stripped him of the captaincy last month following a breach of discipline.

Aubameyang said: “I think the problem was only with him [Arteta] and he made the decision.

“I can’t say much, he wasn’t happy and that’s it. It happened like that. He wasn’t very happy, I stayed very calm and that’s it.

“They were difficult months but I think that’s how football is sometimes.

“For my part I have never wanted to do something wrong and now I think that this is the past and I want to think about the present and right now that is my answer.”

He further ended it with how he had tried to get over all his problems at Arsenal with the manager.

Most of his fans will be anticipating to see his new football chapter after having moved from Arsenal to Barcelona just like Thierry Henry.