Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early goal proved enough as Barcelona sealed a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad on Thursday to tighten their grip on a top-four finish in La Liga.
"A gift from heaven," was how Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez described the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the striker, discarded by Arsenal, has certainly delivered.
Barcelona continued their La Liga resurgence on Sunday by blowing away Osasuna, with Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on target again in a 4-0 win at Camp Nou.
Barcelona and a rejuvenated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Europa League specialists Sevilla will spearhead Spain's challenge in the last 16 of the competition on Thursday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick for Barcelona against Valencia at the weekend -- the first player this century to fire a treble in La Liga, the Premier League, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scored twice as Barcelona ran riot at Mestalla to beat Valencia 4-1 and climb back into La Liga's top four on Sunday.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said on Wednesday he was the "solution, not the problem" following former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure from the club after a series of disciplinary problems.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang called joining Barcelona "the opportunity of his life" on Thursday and backed the club to regain its place among Europe's elite.
Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said the Gunners manager Mikel Arteta was the reason he was forced out of the club. Arsenal announced on Tuesday that the Gabon international left the club by mutual consent. Media reports said he was paid a $7-million severance pay. The 32-year-old had not played for Arsenal since December…
"It's Auba time!" declared Barcelona on Wednesday as they signed Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a free agent.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left Arsenal, the club announced on Tuesday, clearing the way for the striker to sign for Barcelona as a free agent.