MIKEL ARTETA kept a dossier on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s “Catalog of Offenses” in front of his Arsenal axe.
Aubameyang was stripped of his captaincy and the Gunners then tore up his contract to let the striker, now a Chelsea target, sign for Barcelona in February.
And new footage of All or Nothing: Arsenal reveal football director Edu struggled to support boss Arteta’s call.
In the Amazon series, Arteta says, “I documented everything, with the dates, the times, the conversations, how it happened, why it happened. . . because one day it will be needed.
“[Aubameyang] was late, apart from all that [other] problems many times.
“The club has tradition. When you get paid that much. . . ”
Aubameyang, who was paid up to £350,000 a week including bonuses, returned late to visit his mother after a trip abroad.
He was ordered to train outside of the Gunners’ first-team squad, with a lawyer telling club bosses it put them “quite a bit behind”.
When asked if there were other issues, Director of Football Operations Richard Garlick said: “Mikel has a record.
“It’s a catalog of offenses he had that culminated here.”
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Edu later admitted that “everybody loses” and said it wasn’t easy supporting his boss because of “how many goals Aubameyang has scored”.
But Arteta prevailed after the end: “You can’t measure trust.
“Once that’s gone, it’s a really difficult point to get anything back.
“What happened . . . in the last ten years?
“In Spain it’s called ‘Casa Pepe’. . . everyone does what they want.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5966205/arsenal-mikel-arteta-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-dossier/ Arteta kept a dossier on Aubameyang’s “catalog of offenses” before Chelsea transferred the target’s Arsenal axe