Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan has criticized the way his former teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left their former club Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window
Once Aubameyang had become aware of Arsenal’s interest in him, the 28 year-old became determined to seal a move to the Premier League during the January transfer window. His actions caused Dortmund to take disciplinary actions against Aubameyang, which included a suspension and caused the Gabon international to miss two games.
Both Gundogan and Aubameyang played together at Signal Iduna Park before the German joined Manchester City back in 2016. Gundogan was not impressed with how Aubameyang went about forcing his departure from their former club
“The whole hiccup was certainly not conducive to the performance of the team,” he told Sport Bild, as reported on Metro.
“As a player, you see that and if you read negative things in the papers every day it’s a burden.”
“I do not know if I could have done it the way Auba did,” Gundogan added.
Aubameyang had been having another impressive season for Dortmund. The Gabon international had made a total of 24 appearances and scored 21 goals prior to his departure from the club. On his debut for Arsenal, Aubameyang scored the club’s fourth goal in their 5-1 victory over Everton at the Emirates.