Aubameyang claimed that the head of the Gunners, who stripped him of the captaincy, cannot handle big egos.
The infamous 33-year-old left the London outfit for LaLiga giants FC Barcelona after the club terminated his contract following a falling out with Arteta.
Speaking about the incident for the first time since leaving, Aubameyang criticized Arteta’s inability to handle the big players and revealed that he needs young players who don’t say anything.
”I remember that they [Barcelona] I called my father first,” he was quoted as saying by Mailonline via A jewelry
“We knew the manager, Xavi, so he called me and told me that there is an opportunity because you have these problems with Arsenal, but if you come you will help us a lot, so I said ‘okay’.”
“But managing great characters or great players, he (Arteta) can’t deal with that. He (Arteta) needs some young players, they don’t say anything, they listen.”
The striker spent four years at Arsenal, more than two of those years with Arteta, leading the club to win the Emirates FA Cup before being stripped as captain due to various disciplinary issues and subsequently sacked. Aubameyang scored 92 goals in 163 appearances
Aubameyang returns to London
Meanwhile, just a few months after leaving Arsenal for Spain, Aubameyang returned to London but with rivals Chelsea.
The Gabonese joined Blues in the summer after he was considered a surplus at Barcelona following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski.
Aubameyang has started life at Stamford Bridge in superb fashion, scoring two goals in four games for the Blues.
Like the Gabonese striker, his former club and Arteta are also doing well as they currently lead the Premier League after an excellent start to the season.