Former Arsenal chief Sven Mislintat has revealed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to secure a move to Real Madrid due to his unselfishness.
Aubameyang was linked with a move to Real Madrid but sealed a deal to replace Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal back in January 2018. The Gabon international, 30, has quickly emerged as one of the deadliest strikers in the Premier League, scoring an impressive 49 goals in 75 appearances for the north Londoners.
Mislintat who is now the sporting director at German club Stuttgart revealed how Aubameyang missed out on a move to Madrid, "He is one, possibly the only one, of these extraordinary top, top, top strikers who is an absolute team player.
"A striker like Neymar or (Sergio) Aguero, for example, would never give a penalty to Pepe to score his first goal. It’s vice versa — ‘Come on, I will take this penalty kick, nobody else! Auba gave the chance to (Nicolas) Pepe. His instinct was, ‘Let’s score and let’s go forward together.’ He takes care about his team-mates.
"Since he joined Arsenal , he played where he was asked and needed, and so he helped especially (Alexandre) Lacazette to adapt to the Premier League. Maybe this attitude costs him to play for clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona but maybe they made a mistake not to go for him. I like his mindset. It is good for a team’s atmosphere."