Arsenal Forward Makes Stunning Deadline Day Move To Barcelona

Arsenal Forward Makes Stunning Deadline Day Move To Barcelona

Lukman Mumuni
February 1, 2022 at 12:25 AM
  • Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng has finally left English Premier League side Arsenal to join Spanish giants Barcelona
  • The 32-year-old left the Gunners on a free transfer on deadline day after a tumultuous December with the club which saw him stripped off the captaincy
  • Emerick Aubamayeng missed the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after contracting COVID-19 after arriving in Cameroon

Gabonese forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng has finally left Arsenal after completing a deadline day transfer from the English club to Spanish giants Barcelona.

The 32-year-old's move to the Catalan giants nearly fell through, but a last minute agreement was reached as the ex-Dortmund man put pen to paper to seal his move.

According to SkySports, Aubamayeng joins the Catalans on a free transfer with 18 months left on his Arsenal contract.

Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng playing for Arsenal. SOURCE: Twitter/ @Arsenal
Aubamayeng joins Arsenal on transfer deadline day. SOURCE: Twitter/ @Arsenal
Source: Twitter

Aubamayeng was Arsenal captain until he was stripped off the armband in December 2021, leading to a frosty relationship between him and the club.

He has since not played for the club and the London side decided to let him leave on a free transfer in the winter transfer window.

Jubilations greet Aubamayeng's arrival in Spain

Earlier, reported that, Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has arrived in Spain and has headed to Camp Nou to complete a loan switch to Barcelona, Just Arsenal reports.

The ousted captain of Arsenal has been frozen out of the Gunners’ first team and has consequently been linked with a move away from the Emirates' club in recent times.

It was gathered that Saudi outfit Al-Nassr had earlier submitted a bid for the former Borussia Dortmund forward as Newcastle United also made enquiries.

Aubamayeng ready to play for nothing at Barcelona

Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is desperately prepared to leave the London club and head to Spanish side Barcelona, even if it means to play for free.

Multiple sources are also reporting that the Catalan giants are also interested in signing the embattled Gunner on loan until the end of the season.

Barcablaugranes reported that the real issue that must be addressed is who will pay the Gabonese’ wages if he joins the La Liga club.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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