Plenty have been quick to question why Arsenal were willing to terminate Aubameyang’s contract to greenlight the move to Barca when they are so short of depth in the final third.
With Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contract at the end of the season, many hold the belief that keeping the forward on the books would have been the smartest move until replacements are signed. However, Arteta’s no-nonsense approach was unlikely to change now.
Speaking about how impressive his new signing has been, Xavi said: “Aubameyang is a present that has fallen out of the sky,
“It’s not just [the goals], it’s how he trains and his professionalism. He’s an example, [all the players] are.”
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