03 Feb 2022 | 16:52 | Football
In trouble for violating club discipline, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy by coach Mikel Arteta. The Gabon striker was also left out of the Gunners squad since the trip to face Everton. Bad luck continued to follow Aubameyang when he was positive for COVID-19 and could not attend the CAN.
When his career seemed to fall into a stalemate, the turning point that could be the salvation came to the 32-year-old striker right in the winter market. Before the transfer window closed, Barcelona and Arsenal had reached an agreement to allow Aubameyang to leave Emirates and move to Camp Nou.
Speaking via Barca TV, quoted by Football Espana, the newly joined rookie expressed his feelings: “I am extremely happy and delighted to be here. I am excited at the prospect of playing. It has been a long day. , but I ended up coming here with a lot of excitement .”
“I think Barca is one of the biggest clubs in the world and it’s an honor for me to be here. I have experience, after years of playing in France, Germany and England. I’m here to help and give my tribute. Give your best for the team.”
Aubameyang is one of the four winter signatures of the Catalan giants. In addition to the Gabon striker, Barca also strengthened the force with Dani Alves, Adama Traore and Ferran Torres.