02 Feb 2022 | 06:00 | Football
Coach Mikel Arteta has directly purged the Gabon striker. This season, Aubameyang’s form has declined markedly. After that, he was also stripped of the captaincy by Arsenal’s BLD and removed from the strategy because of disciplinary violations. In the context of the Gunners building a core of young players, it is clear that Arteta does not want the bad habits of the stars to affect the dressing room.
The Emirates Stadium team decided to terminate the contract ahead of time with Aubameyang and let the player leave on a free transfer. A series of reputable sources confirm that the 32-year-old star has signed a contract with Barcelona. It is expected that the official announcement will be announced by the two clubs in the next few hours.
Former goalkeeper Shay Given was shocked when Arsenal, who spent £56 million to recruit Aubameyang in January 2018, accepted to lose this striker. “We talk about price ,” Given said. That’s the £56m they paid for Aubameyang, and they let him go for free. For any business, in any other world, that’s madness .”
However, for Aubameyang to leave, the Gunners will save the considerable salary they have to pay for the 32-year-old star. It’s just a pity that Mikel Arteta could not bring an alternative in time.