Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang departure remains a mystery but a report from ESPN has shed light on why the striker had to leave the club.
According to the American outlet, Mikel Arteta decided to let Aubameyang leave the club as he felt his attitude threatened the cultural reset the Spaniard wanted to implement at the Emirates.
While everything seemed to be escalating very quickly between Aubameyang and Arteta towards the end of the forward’s time at Arsenal, ESPN is led to believe there was no bankruptcy or single incident that led to the attacker’s departure. Instead, Arteta just wasn’t impressed with his overall attitude.
If it was Aubameyang’s overall attitude that was an issue for Arteta, then why did it take until December 2021 to make that decision?
Well, we’re not 100% sure, but we can imagine that the forward’s racy form might have something to do with it.
Aubameyang has been inevitable for Arsenal for the longest time as he has consistently topped the Gunners’ goalscoring charts, but after scoring just four goals in 14 Premier League games earlier in the season. Suddenly, Arteta had more than one excuse to sideline Aubameyang and eventually move him on.
Many had been waiting for the details of an explosive argument or malicious incident, but it looks like Aubameyang’s Arsenal exit was on the cards for months before Arteta finally pulled the trigger and let him go.
The Spaniard is aiming for a cultural reset at the Emirates and we’re sure that will again be reflected in the Gunners’ summer transfer deal.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/05/25/report-finally-shares-why-mikel-arteta-decided-aubameyang-had-to-leave-arsenal/ The report finally shares why Mikel Arteta decided Aubameyang had to leave Arsenal