Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves Arsenal by mutual consent

Jack Gallagher
Auba has left Arsenal
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Arsenal have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left the club by mutual consent ahead of his move to Barcelona.

The forward is set to join Barca as a free agent having been granted a release from his current Arsenal contract.

A statement on Arsenal's official website read:

"Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left the club by mutual agreement.

"Auba joined us from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in 2018/19. He scored both goals in the 2020 FA Cup final win over Chelsea, and scored again at Wembley as we won the FA Community Shield against Liverpool at the start of last season.

"Auba has been our captain for the past two-and-a-half seasons and made 162 appearances, scoring 92 goals in all competitions.

"The 32-year-old was named African Footballer of the Year in 2015 and won the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) in 2017 during his time with Borussia Dortmund. His previous clubs have been AC Milan, Dijon (loan), Lille (loan), Monaco (loan) and Saint-Etienne, together with representing Gabon 72 times.

"We wish Auba all the best for the next chapter in his career and thank him for his contribution to the club."

The former Arsenal captain's move to Camp Nou is set to be confirmed soon.