Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently took a swipe at former marksman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Bizarrely, Watzke’s main qualms with last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner seem to be that he isn’t playing Champions League football, instead plying his trade in the not-so revered Europa League.
He said: “Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays, will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television,” Watzke told Suddeutsche Zeitung (via Metro).
Aubameyang responded accordingly…
Better for you I never talk about why I really left Dortmund Mr Watzke you such a clown ? I remember that time you said we never gonna sell Ousmane then you saw more than 100M you were the first to take that money ????don’t talk about money please!!! Leave me alone pls ??
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) October 3, 2019
Bundesliga clubs are making a bit of a name for themselves at the moment, with Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness threatening a Germany boycott if Joachim Low drops Manuel Neuer for Marc-Andre ter Stegen. That’s right, a grown adult throwing his toys out of the pram because he’s not getting his own way.
Arsenal cruised past Belgian side Standard Liege tonight in the second round of Europa League fixtures, and by the looks of things, Aubameyang doesn’t look like he’s going to lose any sleep over playing in the competition.
In the meantime, we’re eagerly awaiting the ‘real’ reason he left. Come on Pierre, just one more tweet.