(Reuters) – Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang mentioned on Tuesday that he regretted the circumstances of his departure from Arsenal and was unhappy at being unable to say good-bye to his crew mates forward of a doubtless transfer to Barcelona.
Arsenal confirmed late on Tuesday that the Gabon worldwide had left https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-england-ars-aubameyang-idUKKBN2K647L?edition-redirect=uk the membership by mutual consent, ending hypothesis round his future after supervisor Mikel Arteta stripped him of the captaincy resulting from a “disciplinary breach” in December.
“I’ve all the time been 100% targeted and dedicated on doing all the pieces I can for this membership which is why leaving without a real goodbye hurts — however that’s soccer,” Aubameyang wrote in a farewell message on Instagram.
“I’m unhappy I didn’t get the prospect to assist my teammates in the previous couple of weeks, however I’ve nothing however respect for this membership and really want all my guys and the followers all the perfect and plenty of profitable years sooner or later!”
The 32-year-old joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund 4 years in the past, scoring 92 objectives in 163 appearances for the London aspect.
Reports within the British media mentioned that Aubameyang educated with Barcelona on Tuesday after flying to the Spanish metropolis on Monday.
Club president Joan Laporta confirmed the approaching transfer: “We will current Adama Traore https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-spain-fcb/soccer-barcelona-sign-winger-traore-on-loan-from-wolves-idUKKBN2K30F0 (from Wolverhampton Wanderers) tomorrow (Wednesday) and, if all the pieces continues effectively, we may also current Aubameyang.”
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)