Chelsea striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit hard at former manager in shocking but revealing message.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit hard at Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, saying the Spaniard is only comfortable with young players.
The striker exited Arsenal for Barcelona after it speculations that there were riffs between him and Arteta which led to Aubameyang being stripped of the club’s captaincy and later demoted to the reserve team.
Just a few months at Barcelona where he helped the Catalans qualify for the Champions League, the former Borussia Dortmund star returned to London, joining Chelsea.
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Arteta also had problems with Mesut Ozil, the Gunners’ former captain, and totally removed him from the Arsenal squad.
Aubameyang said that the management style of the former Man City assistant coach at Arsenal can’t handle ‘big players’.
“I remember they [Barcelona] first called my father,” Aubameyang said, according to Metro.
“We knew the coach, Xavi, then he called me and said there is an opportunity because you have those problems with Arsenal, but if you come you will help us a lot, so I said, ‘okay’.
“But to manage big characters or big players, he [Arteta] can’t deal with it.
“He [Arteta] needs some young players, they don’t say anything, they listen.”