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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just used a simple love heart emoji to say goodbye to Arsenal.
The Gunners officially confirmed the star had left the club by mutual consent on Monday.
The striker has agreed with Arsenal to release his contract after four years with the Gunners.
He was spotted training with Barcelona yesterday as the former Dortmund ace prepares to join the LaLiga giants on a free transfer.
And despite Aubameyang’s four-year stay in North London, the club released only a brief 150-word statement announcing his departure.
Part of that statement read: “We wish Auba all the best for the next chapter in his career and thank him for his contributions to the club.”
The Gunners posted a video thanking Aubameyang on their social media channels which the striker retweeted, without further comment, to his Instagram story.
He has now responded to it on Twitter and just used a love heart emoji without any words.
While not yet official, Aubameyang is expected to be announced as a Barcelona player after being seen in training with the Catalan club.
The 33-year-old forward leaves after 162 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 92 goals and helping the club win the FA Cup in 2020.
Aubameyang spent two and a half years as captain, but was stripped of the role in December after returning late to England from a trip abroad.
That appeared to be the last straw for boss Mikel Arteta, with the Spaniard having frozen Aubameyang from his squad ever since.
An Arsenal departure has been rumored for much of the run in January, and after surprising the Gunners by going to Barcelona on his final day, Aubameyang has finally made his wish to leave the club. the set.
An initial loan deal was kicked in, but the club eventually agreed to cancel his contract altogether to avoid paying his huge £350,000-a-week wages.
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