Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has rejected claims he joined Arsenal for the money
The Gabon international took to Twitter to refute the allegations made by Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Watzke gave an interview to German media outlet Suddeutsche Zeitung, where he said
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays, he will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television.”
Ouch, that is a bit harsh and uncalled for and Auba was not going to take those comments lying down and responded via a Tweet.
Better for you I never talk about why I really left Dortmund Mr Watzke you such a clown 🤡 I remember that time you said we never gonna sell Ousmane then you saw more than 100M you were the first to take that money 🤣🤣🤙🏽don’t talk about money please!!! Leave me alone pls 🙏🏽
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) October 3, 2019
Right back at ya and rightfully so. For some reason, while discussing Jadon Sancho, Watzke took it upon himself to name drop Aubameyang. Seems to me that there is some lingering animosity there.
The fact of the matter is that Arsenal is the bigger and better club than Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga outfit may be doing better right now but so would Arsenal if they played in the weaker Bundesliga.
Aubameyang wanted to join a proper big club and that is what he has done. This sniping from Watzke is more a reflection on his bitterness than anything Auba has done.