Aubameyang Joins Barca: A Look Back at his Arsenal Career
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

The Gabonese striker has signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with the La Liga side, ending his four-year association with Arsenal.

Since joining The Gunners in January 2018, in a then a club record deal from German side Borussia Dortmund, Aubameyang has gone on to make 165 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 92 goals and contributing 29 assists.

Despite a very promising start to life in a red and white shirt, the 32-year-old has seen his form and popularity drastically drop this season, having only scored seven goals in all competitions and also being stripped of the Arsenal captaincy.

Aubameyang has not featured for Mikel Arteta's side since his removal as captain, with his last appearance being a six-minute cameo in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at Goodison Park earlier this season.

Regardless of any recent controversy, Aubameyang will be remembered fondly by Arsenal fans and has certainly produced some moments of magic in red and white.

  • Honours 

Aubameyang most notably helped Arsenal lift the FA Cup back in 2020, scoring four goals across the semi-final and final versus Chelsea and Manchester City.

The striker also led Arsenal to victory in the Community Shield the following season, scoring The Gunners only goal in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool; a game Mikel Arteta's side would go on to win in a penalty shootout 6-5.

In potentially his best season in the Premier League, Aubameyang won the Golden Boot in the 2018/19 season, scoring an impressive 22 goals and sharing the award with Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

  • Best Games 

One of Aubameyang's best Arsenal games came when The Gunners thumped local rivals Tottenham 4-2 in 2018. The Gabonese striker converted a first half penalty to give Arsenal the lead in the game, before later levelling the score in the second half with a brilliant curved finish. He then went on to set up Lucas Torreira's first goal for the club, to seal what was a memorable North London Derby.

Another game with the same score line was Arsenal's 4-2 win over Valencia in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final back in the 2018/19 season.  Aubameyang helped The Gunners silence the Mestalla with an extraordinary hattrick and one of the greatest individual European performances by an Arsenal player.

VALENCIA, SPAIN - MAY 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring the equaliser during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Valencia and Arsenal at Estadio Mestalla on May 09, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
VALENCIA, SPAIN - MAY 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring the equaliser during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Valencia and Arsenal at Estadio Mestalla on May 09, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

 

 

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