Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has written a farewell message to Arsenal fans after sealing a move to Barcelona on deadline day.
The striker, who was frozen out of the first-team by boss Mikel Arteta after he was stripped of the captaincy in December following a disciplinary issue, admitted he has been left ‘hurt’ and ‘sad’ at the manner of his Arsenal exit.
In his emotional message to fans on his social media channels, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrote:
‘To the Arsenal fans, Thank you for making London home for myself and my family for the past four years.
‘We went through ups and downs together and your support meant everything to me.
‘Having the chance to win trophies and the honor of being the captain of this club is something I will forever keep in my heart.
‘I have always been 100% focused and committed to doing everything I can for this club which is why leaving without a real goodbye hurts – but that is football.
‘I’m sad I did not get the chance to help my teammates in the last few weeks, but I have nothing but respect for this club and truly wish all my guys and the fans all the best and many successful years in the future!