Aubameyang joined Barcelona on Monday after Arsenal released him from his contract. Barcelona signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit out at Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
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.”
32-year-old was given the captain’s armband in November 2019, but he was relieved of those duties in December 2021. Given Barcelona’s ongoing financial issues, the 32-year-old is reported to have taken a significant pay cut to force the move.
Aubameyang has signed a deal to 2025 with the Catalans.