EPL: Aubameyang Admits He Turned Down Barcelona To Stay With Gunners

Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he turned down a juicy offer from Spanish giants Barcelona to stay with the Gunners.

Auba has he’s fondly called made this known during an interview with Canal Football Club.

Arsenal fans were relieved after the club announced his new contract earlier this year.

The Gabonese international has been the major source of goals since his arrival. He signed for the Gunners almost three years ago.

Auba became an Arsenal player in January 2018 following his multi-million pounds transfer from Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Arsenal spent a record fee of £57m to secure his signing but that has been eclipsed by fellow attacker Nicholas Pepe who joined the North London giants last summer in a £72m transfer.

Pepe left French club Lille to join the Gunners at the start of last season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also gave two factors as being crucial behind his decision to stay at Arsenal.

The former AC Milan and Saint Etienne player had less than a year left on his existing Arsenal contract before he signed a two-year contract extension until 2023.

According to him, the love and affection of the Arsenal fans was a major factor in addition to the vision of manager Mikel Arteta for the club.

Inter Milan were also interested in his services.

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