Mikel Arteta has had his say following the decision to terminate Pierre-Emerick’ Aubameyang’s contract with Arsenal.
The Gabonese striker has since joined Barcelona, and has insisted that he had no issues with the Gunners, and that his only problem was with the manager Arteta.
However, the Spaniard insists that he is the solution not the problem, and can look anybody in the eye when questioned about his treatment of Aubameyang.
And he insists that what he did was for the good of the club.
Arteta has been criticised by some pundits and ex-players for his hard-line attitude, and how he has refused to compromise in the case of some of the big names he has mad to manage, including Mesut Ozil and Aubameyang.
He also maintains that the decision to let the striker leave the club was a collective one, involving the club, the player, and his agent.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.