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What Aubameyang said in comparison between Arteta and Xavi

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has given a contrast between Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Barcelona manager Xavi.

The 32-year-old has been enjoying life at Barcelona after scoring five times in all competitions since completing his move from north London in January after his falling out with Arteta.

Speaking in a press conference for new side Barcelona, the Gabon international said: “My last few months at Arsenal were complicated, that’s football sometimes.

“For my part, I never wanted to do anything wrong. My problem was only with Arteta. I can’t say much more, I wasn’t happy.

“Those were difficult months. This is football. I’ve never wanted to do anything wrong, it’s the past and I want to think about the present.”

In contrast, Aubameyang was rather complimentary of Arteta’s fellow countryman Xavi in his latest interview that was conducted after the recent win over Elche for the Catalan giants.

“Things are going very well with Xavi,” Aubameyang told Bein Sports via the Mirror.

“He is a legend and will contribute many things to the club.

“Barça deserves to be in front and I am very happy there because I am at home. I’m Spanish for my mother’s sake.

“My grandfather was from Atletico and I just hope that wherever he is, he will be proud of me for playing in the league.”

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