‘He will be happy when he looks at his bank account but sad when he has to watch the Champions League on TV’: Borussia Dortmund chief takes swipe at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his move to Arsenal
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal in January 2018
- The Gunners missed out on Champions League and are in the Europa League
- His former club visit Slavia Prague in Champions League action on Wednesday
- Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke questioned Aubameyang’s departure
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s decision to leave Arsenal for Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 has been question by his former club’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
With Arsenal now in the Europa League and Dortmund set to face Slavia Prague in the Champions League, the Westfalenstadion chief suggested Aubameyang was motivated by money.
Aubameyang eventually forced through the £56million move after being sanctioned three times by the club in the year before leaving over disciplinary issues.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang departed Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal in January 2018
Watzke told Suddeutsche Zeitung: ‘Of course it is hard to keep a player in the face of such sums.
‘Some go to clubs because of this money, where they have not played Champions League for years.
‘[Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television.’
Hans-Joachim Watzke felt Aubameyang may now regret his decision to move to England