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Adebayor takes extraordinary swipe at Arsenal over Aubameyang

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The former Gunners striker isn’t impressed nor surprised by his old club’s treatment of the Gabon international.

Emmanuel Adebayor​ doubts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal exile will end as the club ‘never knew how to forgive’ during his own time.

 Reports have linked Aubameyang with moves to Saudi Arabia and across Europe since losing the Arsenal captaincy and his spot in the team in December for disciplinary issues.

 According to various reports, Al Nassr have made a loan offer. The proposal involves the Saudi Arabian club signing Aubameyang on loan, with an obligation to buy in the summer for around £6.7 million.

‘That is Arsenal for you’

But the decision to freeze Aubameyang out in the first place does not sit well with Adebayor​.

“I know he’s going through a lot, because that’s Arsenal for you,” the former Togo international told Sky Sports.

“They never knew how to forgive, so I know he went through a lot. He’s a fantastic player, I wish him all the best – I’ve sent him a message already. We just want him to bounce back. Whether we like it or not, he’s an African brother and we want him to keep representing Africa the way he was doing before.”

Asked if there is a way back for Aubameyang, Adebayor replied: “I don’t think so, this is what I know because it happened to me also.

“Not in the same way but in Arsenal, a way back I would be surprised [to see]. But he’s a great player, so let’s see how it ends up.”

Adebayor played for Arsenal between 2006 and 2009, managing 62 goals and 22 assists in 142 games. He left the club for Manchester City in 2009 and later infamously ran the length of the pitch to celebrate a goal against his old team, shortly after his departure.