The Gabonese football star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left Arsenal “by mutual agreement”, the London base club announced on Tuesday February 1, 2022, a few days after Adebayor said he would be surprised if the striker is accepted back in Arsenal.
Aubameyang has been sidelined in the latest Gunners’ matches. The reason for this exclusion is related to his behaviour. The former Saint-Etienne striker had allegedly not have respected a quarantine rule when he returned to France after visiting his ailing mother.
In addition to losing his captaincy in the team, Auba found himself in a complex situation.
And Adebayor, who played for Arsenal from 2006 to 2009 before moving to Manchester City, did not hesitate when picking sides.
“I know he’s going through a lot, because that’s Arsenal for you…We just want him to bounce back. Whether we like it or not, he is an African brother and we want him to keep representing Africa the way he was doing it before. ,” The Togolese football legend told journalists.
When asked whether he thinks his colleague will be accepted back, Adebayor said : “In Arsenal I don’t think so! This is what I knew, because it actually happened to me too Not the same way, but in Arsenal , a way back ? I will be surprised.”
Arsenal’s farewell to Aubameyang
Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in 2018/19.
The 32-year-old scored both goals in the 2020 FA Cup final win over Chelsea, and scored again at Wembley as we won the FA Community Shield against Liverpool at the start of last season.
“We wish Auba all the best for the next chapter in his career and thank him for his contribution to the club”, the club said in a statement.
“Auba has been our captain for the past two-and-a-half seasons and made 163 appearances, scoring 92 goals in all competitions”.
Aubameyang was named African Footballer of the Year in 2015. He won the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) in 2017 during his time with Borussia Dortmund. His previous clubs have been AC Milan, Dijon , Lille , Monaco and Saint-Etienne.