The Gabon international has made a surprise statement after leaving north London after calling time out of his four-year stay at Arsenal in search of a new challenge at FC Barcelona
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Gabon players only spent half a decade in Premier Leagueas well as five years in Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and as a result have battled some of the best defenders European football has to offer.
The likes of Mats Hummels, Virgil van Dijk and Vincent Kompany have all posed a test for Aubameyang at different stages of his career, but the former Arsenal star says Mundo Deportivo None of the aforementioned trios are the hardest to deal with.
“The toughest opponent I’ve ever faced? Tyrone Mings,” said the former Arsenal striker.
Mings has faced Arsenal and Aubameyang a number of times in both AFC competitions Bournemouth and the Aston Villa player – and an incident during ‘Project Restart’ perhaps helps explain his left choice.
During the ‘Project Restart’, after the Premier League returns later Covid-19 Suspended, Arsenal marched to Villa Park and lost 0-1 thanks to Trezeguet’s goal.
But that’s the part of the build where people talk full time. Aubameyang was caught in close-up footage laughing and joking with Mings before being caught napping as the defender ran ahead of him and he couldn’t keep up with his man.
After the game, Arsenal fans took to social media to express their affection for the striker. claimed he was “blocked”.
The former north London favorite has since tried to keep his legacy intact with Arsenal fans following his departure by insisting he only has an issue with manager Mikel Arteta.
At his official Barcelona debut, the striker was asked if his problems at the Emirates revolved around the Spaniard.
He replied, “I think it was just with him and then he made this decision,” Aubameyang replied. “He’s not happy and that’s it. I’m calm.”
It is thought the striker infuriated his manager by returning late from a mid-season trip to France to see family members during a lousy run on the pitch.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/aubameyang-toughest-opponent-mings-arsenal-26294013 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang calls Tyrone Mings his toughest opponent after being 'strangled'