Aubameyang Reveals He Thought About Quitting Football

Aubameyang then had several loan spells in Ligue 1, before eventually settling at Saint-Etienne. This was followed by a successful period with Borussia Dortmund, before the 30-year-old then made the switch to English football, explaining that it was an easy decision to join the Gunners.

“I’d always admired Arsenal because of the big history and players like Thierry Henry. He was always an example for strikers and because I am also fast and score goals, I always looked up to him,” he added.

“It’s been very easy to settle here. The fans have been welcoming and of course the team have been really good to me.”

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Aubameyang scored 22 league goals last season, finishing as the joint top scorer with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and he puts that success down to a positive relationship with Alexandre Lacazette both on and off the pitch.

He said: “We have the same vision about football when we talk in the dressing room, the same ideas and the same feelings. The fact that we understand each other is the thing that makes the difference in the games.

“Last season was the first full season that I’d played with another striker like him, and I’m really happy with how well we worked together.”


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