Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted his ugly, unceremonious exit from Borussia Dortmund is heartbreaking but says the club’s supporters should understand that he has always been a ‘psycho’ with deep respect.
Aubameyang, now an Arsenal striker, apologized to all disgruntled club faithfuls over the disheartening events surrounding his mega-money move to the English Premier League.
The Gabon international footballer completed his protracted transfer to Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, with the Gunners splashing a whooping £56 million, media reports confirm.
For his explosive speed, clinical finishing, dribbling skills and vision while playing at Signal Iduna Park, Auba was crowned the fans’ favorite.
However, he faced disciplinary issues after reports surfaced in the media that he was about leaving the German club.
Football pundits in Germany slammed him for disrespectful behaviors after he received a suspension for missing his team meeting before their Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg.
The new Arsenal striker posted a message to the club’s supporters saying his fallout with management was not born of hate or disrespect.
“First of all sorry for everything that happened in the last month. But I wanted to change last summer, it did not work, but now it had to be,” he wrote in the Instagram message translated by Marca.
“Maybe it was not the best way I chose, but everyone knows that Auba is crazy – and yes, I’m a crazy kid, hahahaha! I’ve made mistakes, but never with malice.
“I will never forget these four and a half years at Borussia Dortmund, because you all gave me the strength for the level I am now.
“Thanks to the whole BVB family, the fans, the club, the staff and of course my team-mates! Your Auba17 !!!”
The 28-year-old CAF Footballer of the Year winner bagged a total of 172 goals in 213 matches for Borussia Dortmund.