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Xavi praises Aubameyang’s special qualities

22 Th2 2022 | 06:26

 Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has heaped praise on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following the 4-1 win over Valencia.

Aubameyang’s first training session in Barcelona

Aubameyang has made a strong impression, with a hat-trick scored in the Catalan side’s impressive win over Valencia, on his first start in La Liga. This makes Gunners fans have something to regret, when Mikel Arteta has eliminated Aubameyang, but now, Arsenal’s attack is in dire need of a classy striker.
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 Aubameyang flies high in Barcelona.

Coach Xavi said in a press conference: “Aubameyang has scored goals all his career . He does well when he has space . He is mature, intelligent, humble and positive. I am very happy for him. Two goals (recognized as three later) will give Aubameyang confidence.”

Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets added of the Gabon striker : “Since Aubameyang arrived, he has been working hard. We know he hasn’t played many minutes this season. Anyway, Aubameyang is a player. Great player and having him in the squad, on a free transfer, is really positive for us.”

As for Aubameyang, the former Gunners star expressed his joy: “I am very happy for my goals but above all because we won the match.

“Last time I played at Mestalla, it was the Europa League semi-final against Arsenal and now I’ve scored a brace. This stadium is like my home.”