- The frontman has just signed a massive deal with Arsenal, although he faced criticism from Dortmund
- The Frenchman says he doesn't care what people say about his lifestyle and attitude
- Arsenal have had no problems with him so far in spite of warnings
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he'll continue playing with fast cars and outlandish clothes, all part of a £55 million (R900 million) package deal with Arsenal.
The Gunners broke their transfer record to land the flamboyant Gabon international striker on the final day of the January transfer window.
The deal, which was struck just before the deadline, saw Arsene Wenger bring a proven performer onto his books, but Aubameyang faced criticism for his attitude during a goal-laden spell at Borussia Dortmund .
Briefly.co.za learned Arsenal have been quick to shrug off any concerns regarding Aubameyang’s personality.
The 28-year-old told the Sunday Mirror he didn't care what people thought of his choices away from the field.
“The clothes, the cars and all that are a bonus. I enjoy living this way.
“I like who I am and it doesn’t matter if other people can’t accept that – it goes over my head.
“As they say ‘you only live once’. It’s important to know where you come from and where your roots are – the rest is a big bonus.”
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke accused Aubameyang of “withholding performances” as he headed for the exits in Germany.
Wenger, defended his new frontman after securing his services: "If you look well at the history, he played only one game. He played, they suspended him for two or three games.
"One before the [winter] break and one after the break. So he played only one game at home, where they played a 2-2 against [Freiburg].
"So maybe he was not ready physically to perform at his best, but I don't believe that he didn't want to perform."
Arsenal have had no problems with Aubameyang so far, with a goalscoring debut made in a 5-1 mauling of Everton.
He has been restricted to just one more outing since then – a 1-0 north London derby defeat to Tottenham – but is ready to come back into the side for a Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City after being forced to sit out a Europa League double-header with Ostersunds.
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