After some disagreements with coach Mikel Arteta, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been removed from Arsenal’s main squad. As an alternative, the player asked to leave the club and ended up settling at no cost with Barcelona. Facing a wonderful moment for the Catalan club, coach Mikel Arteta has been accused of releasing the player in the wrong way and has been suggested as the main culprit.
On Monday (07), Arteta responded to the accusations he was suffering and confirmed that Aubameyang’s departure was in agreement with all parties involved. The coach explained that it was just one method in the process, but it is not the main method, and he did not even specify the departure of the striker, who is now in the service of Barcelona.
? Here at Arsenal we always make decisions thinking about what is best for the club and to get the best possible performance on the pitch. We let Aubameyang leave after an agreement between the three parties involved in the negotiations. Everyone agreed that the best thing to do at that moment was to leave. Did he follow this path and go to Barcelona? Arteta said during an interview with the British press.
Now Aubameyang is going through a better stage at Barcelona than he was at Arsenal. In seven matches for the Spanish club, the Gabonese striker has already scored five goals. In England, during the first part of the season, Aubameyang scored seven goals in the 15 matches he played before being sent off by Mikel Arteta.
Despite Aubameyang’s absence, Arsenal have managed to improve their attacking performance in recent matches. Taking into account the last three matches played by the team in the Premier League, seven goals have been scored. Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette, who is the team’s main offensive reference, scored six goals in 26 matches.
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