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Aubameyang hits back at claims he only joined Arsenal for money



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabon striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has responded to claims that he only left Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal because of money.

30-year-old Aubameyang, who has scored seven goals in seven league matches this season, moved from the German side to Arsenal for a fee of £56m in January 2018.

In response to the claim made by Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke in an interview for a German newspaper, the striker said:

“Better for you I never talk about why I really left Dortmund Mr Watzke. You are such a clown.”

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“I remember that time you said we never gonna sell Ousmane [Dembele], then you saw more than £100m, you were the first to take that money.

“Don’t talk about money please. Leave me alone please,” he added in a tweet.

Watzke had to the newspaper that Aubameyang “will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays he will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television.”

Arsenal have failed to qualify for the Champions League for the past three consecutive seasons, while Dortmund currently top Group F in the Europe’s elite league.

But the Gabon striker finished the 2018/19 Premier League season as joint leading scorer with 22 goals alongside Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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