After four years with the Gunners, Gabonese striker Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang finally says goodbye to Premier League Giant Arsenal.
The ex-Arsenal star took to his Instagram account to appreciate the fans for their support and how much it hurts to say goodbye.
He wrote To the Arsenal fans,” “Thank you for making London home for myself and my family for the past four years.
“We went through ups and downs together and your support meant everything to me.
“Having the chance to win trophies and the honour of being the captain of this club is something I will forever keep in my heart
“I have always been 100% focused and committed on doing everything I can for this club which is why leaving without a real goodbye hurts – but that is football.
“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!
Arsenal had earlier released on their official website that Aubameyang left based on mutual contract, and have agreed to terminate his contract as he leaves as a free agent. They wrote,
” Auba joined us from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and won the Premier league golden boot in his first season in 2018/19. He scored both goals in The 2020 FA Cup final win over Chelsea, and scored again as Wembley has won the FA community shield against Liverpool at start of last season.
Auba has been our captain for the past two-and-a-half seasons and made 163 appearances, scoring 92 goals in all competitions.
The 32-year-old was named African Footballer of the Year in 2015 and won the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) in 2017 during his time with Borussia Dortmund. His previous clubs have been AC Milan, Dijon (loan), Lille (loan), Monaco (loan) and Saint-Etienne, together with representing Gabon 72 times.
We wish Auba all the best for the next chapter of in his career and thank him for his contribution to the club”
Aubameyang had a thrilling career in Arsenal before falling out of luck in the team due to Disciplinary issues with Coach Mike Arteta.
The Gabonese has shown that he is happy with his move to Spanish side Barcelona, even with a reduced salary, and hopes to have an amazing time in the club helping them back to their winning ways.