Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened up a strong relationship with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during his presentation as a Barcelona player.
The striker joined Barça in a free transfer on Wednesday, ending a long saga. A few weeks before his departure, Arteta snatched the Arsenal captain due to repeated misconduct and was dropped from the first-team squad, an incident that illustrates the stone history of the two.
When asked about the end of his Gunners game on Thursday, Aubameyang said: “[It was] a tough month. I never wanted to do anything wrong, I did.”
Asked if the problem was only with Arteta: “Yes, I think it was just him. I can’t say much, he was not happy, I was always calm and that’s it.”
Although his time at the Emirates Stadium ended on a bitter note, Aubameyang enjoyed great success early in his Arsenal career, scoring 22 Premier League goals in his first two full seasons at the club, as well as scoring the winner. the 2020 FA Cup final.
Barcelona will hope to be able to duplicate that form throughout the campaign, although Aubameyang has indicated he may need time to get back.
“I haven’t played the game in a long time but it is very clear in my head that I will be ready to play and help. I know we will get back to the top gradually,” he said.