Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke attacks his former player, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang was accused of leaving for Arsenal solely because of money.
The Gabon striker left Dortmund after donating 141 goals in five seasons. Aubameyang joined Arsenal in the winter of 2017 and has now scored 49 goals in all competitions.
In North London, Aubameyang is believed to have received a salary of 200,000 (Rp3.49 billion), not including bonuses. However, Aubameyang’s sharpness was not enough to return Arsenal to the Champions League after finishing outside the top four in the last two seasons.
On the other hand, Dortmund is just fine without Aubameyang. Die Borussen is still able to penetrate the Champions League with new attackers like Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho.
After compensating for Barcelona without a goal on the first matchday, Dortmund will return to compete in the second matchday against Slavia Prague tonight (2/10/2019). Watzke believes Aubameyang will watch the Dortmund match with envy.
“Aubameyang, who played well at Arsenal might be happy when he saw his bank account, but on Wednesday he will be sad when he has to watch the Champions League on television,” Watzke told Suddeutsche Zeitung, reported by Metro.
“Some players go to other clubs because of money, where they have not competed in the Champions League for years,” he added.