Ilkay Gundogan has questioned the way Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced his move to Arsenal last month.
Aubameyang joined Arsenal in a club-record move on transfer deadline day after a month of constant speculation over his future.
Borussia Dortmund were initially keen to keep the striker, but Aubameyang’s attitude became something of an issue in Germany.
Gundogan, who himself left the club in 2016 to join Manchester City, has questioned Aubameyang’s methods.
“I don’t know if I could have done it like Auba did,” he told SportBild – with thanks to Sport Witness for the translation. “At that time I was also criticised for my open change intentions at BVB. The reaction of the fans I understood a bit. But I only wanted to be honest and always gave everything for the club.
“Dortmund loses a very, very good player. I very much hope that now peace is restored. Because you need it to be successful in the Bundesliga. All the bickering was certainly not conducive for the performance of the team.
“As a player you get on with it, and if you read any negative things in the paper every day, then it’s a burden. That’s a hindrance to getting full performance. I keep my fingers crossed for BVB that the club qualify for the Champions League. It would be nice if I see the boys there again next season.”
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