Aubameyang calls Dortmund’s CEO ‘a clown’ for criticism

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hits back at Dortmund CEO’s “money” swipe

Former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang called the club's chief executive "a clown" for insinuating he joined Arsenal for money.

"Better for you I never talk about why I really left Dortmund Mr Watzke you [are] such a clown", he wrote in a Twitter post. "You are such a clown", tweeted Aubameyang.

"I remember the time you said we were never going to sell Ousmane [Dembélé]".

"Don't talk about money please".

Aubameyang was an prolific player for Dortmund, scoring 141 goals in 213 appearences for the Bundesliga side.

Dortmund initially rejected a bid from Barcelona in the region of €100 million for Dembele, but later accepted an initial fee worth €105m. Still, Watzke took a shot at the Arsenal striker for missing out on Europe's top club competition this year.

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Aubameyang left Dortmund under a cloud in 2018 having been officially disciplined three times in the previous season by the German club.

He won the Premier League Golden Boot Award last season with 22 goals alongside fellow Africans Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who both play for Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Watzke recently suggested Aubameyang's move was only fueled by money.

But despite the past acrimony the 30-year-old was clearly riled by Watzke after he told Suddeutsche Zeitung: "Of course it is hard to keep a player in the face of such sums". Go away me alone pls (sic)'.

Arsenal and Aubameyang are back in Europa League action at home to Standard Liege on Thursday.

The Dortmund CEO had said that some of the first team players had left the club to seek greener pastures but are now missing from the Champions League.

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