Sven Mislintat explains how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s attitude cost him a transfer to Real Madrid or Barcelona

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Oct 2019 8:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has enjoyed a prolific goalscoring start to the new season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s selfless attitude ultimately will cost him the opportunity to play for either Real Madrid or Barcelona.Mislintat helped engineer Aubameyang’s move to north London from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and the Gabon international has since cemented his reputation as one of world football’s most consistent goalscorers.The 30-year-old shared last season’s Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, while he has begun the current campaign in similarly prolific fashion, scoring eight goals in 10 appearances.According to The Athletic, Arsene Wenger harboured reservations about Aubameyang’s attitude prior to his £56million transfer, but the former Saint Etienne striker has proven to be the ultimate team player and was recently rewarded with the vice captaincy by Unai Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn the victory over Aston Villa last month, Aubameyang offered new signing Nicolas Pepe to open his account for Arsenal by allowing him to take a penalty and Mislintat believes it is that sort of attitude that separates him from other elite strikers.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He is one, possibly the only one, of these extraordinary top, top, top strikers who is an absolute team player,’ Mislintat told the Athletic.‘A striker like Neymar or (Sergio) Aguero, for example, would never give a penalty to Pepe to score his first goal. It’s vice versa — ‘Come on, I will take this penalty kick, nobody else!’ Auba gave the chance to Pepe. His instinct was, ‘Let’s score and let’s go forward together.’ He takes care about his team-mates.‘Since he joined Arsenal, he played where he was asked and needed, and so he helped especially Lacazette to adapt to the Premier League.‘Maybe this attitude costs him to play for clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona but maybe they made a mistake not to go for him. I like his mindset. It is good for a team’s atmosphere.’Who is the Premier League’s best striker?Aubameyang0%Kane0%Aguero0%Firmino0%Vardy0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Why Unai Emery is not selecting Mesut Ozil for ArsenalMORE: Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery decision to axe Mesut Ozil from Arsenal squadcenter_img Sven Mislintat explains how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s attitude cost him a transfer to Real Madrid or Barcelona Advertisementlast_img

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