Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ex-teammates at Dortmund have wished him well after the 28-year-old completed his £55.5m move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day.
Despite the German media waging all-out war on Aubameyang and his family after the news that he could be moving to Arsenal broke, it seems his former teammates don’t harbour any ill-will towards the 28-year-old at all.
After the Gabon international completed his move to north London once and for all on Wednesday, ex-Manchester City youth player, Jadon Sancho, bid Aubameyang a heart-felt farewell on Twitter.
I want to say a big thank you to you man!! From the first day I joined you welcomed me. In a short space of time you taught me a lot of things. It's was an honour playing with you 🙌🏼
I will miss you and your jokes for sure 😂 #ManNotHot@Aubameyang7 good luck big bro! 🙏🏼❤ pic.twitter.com/GEDVks4u1M
— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) January 31, 2018
The 17-year-old, who obviously struck up a firm friendship with the striker during his short time in Germany, said it was an honur to play with him and admitted he’ll miss him.
Robert Lewandowski, who only played with Aubameyang for one season before he signed for Bayern, also said it had been a pleasure ‘to compete’ with him and wished him well in a shorter tweet.
Good luck @Aubameyang7 It was a pleasure to compete with you. Only a healthy fight is pushing us forward. 👊
— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) January 31, 2018
Aubameyang retweeted and responded to Sancho’s tweet, referring to him as his ‘lil bro’.
Thanks my my lil bro was my pleasure 😁😁🙏🏽🙏🏽💪🏽👊🏽
— AUBA⚡️ (@Aubameyang7) February 1, 2018
It just goes to show that while the German media would have you believe the striker was evil incarnate, his teammates, old and not so old, still liked him.
As Aubameyang said in his own Instagram post, which said goodbye to Dortmund, the 28-year-old was supposed to leave in the summer.