The 32 year old Gabon and now Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was talking to the media after making the move on Transfer Deadline Day and was very tight lipped when it came to discussing Mikel Arteta
“I have always been 100 per cent focused and committed on doing everything I can for this club which is why leaving without a real goodbye hurts – but that is football,” he said after joining Barca.
“I’m sad I did not get the chance to help my teammates in the last few weeks, but I have nothing but respect for this club and truly wish all my guys and the fans all the best and many successful years in the future!”
🗣 "On my behalf, I never wanted to do anything bad."
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends a message to the Arsenal fans in his Barcelona press conference pic.twitter.com/dCcLHP0gE7
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 3, 2022
“It was just with him [Arteta] I can’t tell you much, he wasn’t happy and that was it. I can’t say anything else because that’s what happened. I’m very happy, and I’m better this way.
“Sometimes football is like that,” Aubameyang added. “If I had to say something about this.. On my behalf, I never wanted to do anything bad. But now, I have to put this behind me, and put it in the past.
“I want to think about the present, right here, and right now.”