Presented to journalists on Thursday as a new FC Barcelona player, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to the conditions of his break with Arsenal, concluded by the termination of his contract.
“Yes, it has been complicated months, but I think that is also part of football. If I have to say anything about it, it’s that for my part, I never wanted to do things wrong. It’s in the past and what I want to think about now is the present and day to day.”launched the 32-year-old Gabonese striker, very hard on Gunners coach Mikel Arteta: “Yes, I think the problem was only with Arteta . He made that decision and I can’t add much. He wasn’t happy and that’s it. I can’t tell you more because it happened exactly like that. He was not happy and I was very calm about it. »
Author in four years of 92 goals in 163 games with Arsenal, the former player of AS Saint-Etienne is committed until June 2025 with Barça, a contract which includes an option to leave in June 2023 and a release clause of 100 million euros. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will wear number 25 in Xavi’s squad.