Gabon international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally left English Premier League club Arsenal but his departure left traces of controversy following his switch to the Spanish La Liga. The sttiker’s final few months as an Arsenal player didn’t go down well as he continued to have several problems with the Gunners manager Mikel Arteta. Aubameyang was left out of the Arsenal squad on several occasions due to misconduct and other reasons, and all these happened at a time when he was struggling to find his goalscoring form.

His poor form was taking a huge toll on the Gunners ad they continued to flaw in front of goal, with backup striker Alexandre Lacazette also in a poor run of goalscoring form. It looked like Aubameyang needed some time to cool his head off but the situation of things at the club didn’t allow him to have that luxury.

Arteta revealed a few times that the now-former Gunners star was breaching club protocols and had to be ejected from the team until further notice. However, former Arsenal star Kieran Gibbs has revealed that he still doesn’t think it was the right idea to let go of the striker, insisting that Aubameyang was still one of the best and most experienced forward in the league even though he was going through a patchy form.

According to former Gunners defender Gibbs, Aubameyang was a huge part of the Arsenal team and only needed to be corrected and installed back into the starting XI. He added that letting the striker go only means that the club are now one good striker short, especially after they failed to sign a replacement in the January winter transfer window. Regardless of what Gibbs thinks, time will tell if he is right or not.