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Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang: Former Arsenal and Barcelona star set to join French outfit Marseille for a three year deal

Former Arsenal legend Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has decided to join French Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Marseille, after he spent a short spell in Chelsea. The Gabon striker, who have also played an important role in Barcelona, pulling the Catalan champions out of a mudhole, is set to sign a three-year deal for the French side.

Aubameyang to join Marseille

Aubameyang, who was once considered to be an untouchable in Arsenal, has decided to try his luck out in Ligue 1, after he spent a long stint in Premier League side Chelsea, after coming from Barcelona. The legend of Gabon, who is quite a household name in English league, owing to his trademark somersault celebration after scoring a goal, would look to continue this thread when he joins Ligue 1. A part of the famous Arsenal squad which housed several stars like Odegaard, Xhaka, Auba, as he was fondly called, would be remembered for his tribute to legends after a goal, as he has personified a Black Panther celebration, after Boseman, the star who portrayed the Superhero, passed away.

A star in Barcelona

After having some trifle over his game time with manager Arteta, he considered for a move to a different continent, and Xavi, FC Barcelona coach and legend was the first one to contact the star as he needed to reinforce his frontal attack. Auba, paying heed to this call from Spain, decided to join the La Liga champions and helped the side to restore some pride while donning the Catalan colors. He would be known for his dazzling brace against the mighty Real Madrid, when none have counted on the Blaugranas as they were just a squad who were revamping themselves.

He joined Chelsea last season, but was soon labelled as a misfit for the Blues as he had a season plagued with injuries, mustering a meagre three goals and being sidelined for majority of the side’s outings.

A French return

Previously, he has had the experience of playing in Ligue 1, plying his trade in sides like Saint-Etienne, Dijon, Lille and Monaco. Thus, he would not need an introduction in the French league as he is well versed with the techniques of French football. His addition would bolster the attack of Marseille, as they have enjoyed a good season, finishing on third position, behind surprise addition RC Lens and serial champions Paris Saint-Germain.

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