Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Arsenal for Barcelona in unfortunate circumstances during the January transfer window and has since reminded his former club of what they were lacking.
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Before Arsenal The captain, who left the Emirates under difficult circumstances during the January transfer window, opened the scoring at Camp Nou with a somersault after a corner.
It has helped Aubameyang score 5 goals in the last 3 matches for Barcelona, adding that hat-trick against Valencia last weekend and against Napoli in the Europa League midweek.
The Gabonese striker, 32, seems to have found his best form at the Camp Nou after a tumultuous first half of a season with Arsenal, in which he scored just four goals in 14 games. Premier League appeared before him exile by Mikel Arteta.
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The Gunners boss stripped Aubameyang of the captaincy in mid-December for a disciplinary breach and he will never again represent the club.
There was great uncertainty surrounding the player’s future throughout January before his eventual move to Spain.
Some fans hoped Arteta could mend the relationship but there has been no such reconciliation and the decision to let Aubameyang go on free despite 18 months remaining on his contract is a divisive one. .
Arsenal, on the other hand, have created more space in their wage bill by selling off the former Borussia Dortmund star, who is said to earn £350.00 a week in North London.
On the other hand, they have left themselves without their top scorer for the past four years and are sorely lacking in options up front, as well as across the team.
Aubameyang has scored 92 times in 163 appearances for Arsenal following a £56m move to Dortmund in January 2018.
His move to Barcelona has given the Blaugrana a better streak with three wins in four La Liga games after a difficult start to the season.
They also reached the round of 16 of the Europa League, scoring a total of 19 goals in the six matches Aubameyang has featured in.
In contrast, Arsenal continue to find it difficult to score and they have not scored more than twice in a match in 2022.
Arteta led his faction to a 2-1 win over Wolves on Thursday night but they gave up very late to take all three points thanks to Jose Sa’s own own goal.
Alexandre Lacazette was fouled by squandering a number of chances and Eddie Nketiah was rarely featured from the bench, while both forwards are out of contract this summer.
All of this has no consequences for Aubameyang – even though he see his old teammates – as he continues to impress in Catalonia.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-barcelona-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-26344179 Arsenal have sent another painful reminder of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid Barcelona resurgence