Transfer: Aubameyang Joins Barcelona For Free From Arsenal

Arsenal former captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined La Liga side, Barcelona on a free transfer on deadline day.

The Gunners were willing to allow the Gabon striker to leave after stripping him of the captaincy in December following a disciplinary issue.

The club manager, Mikel Arteta ever since had stopped picking the striker for their matches and he was left out of the club’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai.

Aubameyang who was paid £350,000 a week, scored 92 goals in 163 games for the Gunners in his time at the Emirates Stadium.

The exit of Aubameyang from the club means Arsenal will finish the season with just two strikers, Eddie Nketiah and Alex Lacazette.

The deal had looked off earlier on Deadline Day after talks broke down over the financial part of the deal.

It is believed that Aubameyang, who flew out to Barcelona on Monday morning, took a significant pay cut to facilitate the move.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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