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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first words as a Barcelona player after sealing Arsenal transfer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken his first words after joining Barcelona from Arsenal.

The 32-year-old officially left the Gunners after terminating his contract by mutual consent on Tuesday having failed to make a matchday squad since being stripped of the club’s captaincy for disciplinary breaches last month.

There had been some hopes that he could be welcomed back into the first-team fold due to the lack of striking depth at the Emirates Stadium, but after manager Mikel Arteta elected not to include him in his travelling party to Dubai for some mid-season warm-weather training, it became clear that the Gabon international’s future lay elsewhere.

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