The striker believes he will fit in at Camp Nou despite what Xavi said two years ago
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has arrived with the determination to push his career back on track after a troubled ending at Arsenal.
“This is the opportunity of my life, I’m buzzing and I’ll give everything. I have to thank the club and it’s an honour to be here. I’m ready to help the team. It’s true that I haven’t played a lot recently but in my head I’m ready to play. I know that I will get back to the top bit by bit. Right now I’m living a dream, I’ve wanted to be here for many years.”
Auba is a good friend of Ousmane Dembele, who is on the outs at Barca.
“I have to tell the truth, he’s training very well and as a friend of Ousmane I hope they find a solution. Of course I would like to play with him, he’s a fantastic player.”
Auba has to perform immediately to help Barca finish in the top four.
“I think that for years people that know me know that I score goals and I’m a quick striker, so I hope to help the team with my goals and score a lot of them for Barca,” he added.
A couple of years ago Xavi said he was not the ideal profile striker for Barcelona but Auba thinks he will work fine.
“I see myself as ready and I think that I’ve had a lot of luck playing in the Premier League. I am prepared to play in the Barca style. I’ve watched a lot of game, I have to adapt but it’s football. I spoke a bit to the coach and he sees me as a No 9. If he needs me on the wing then no problem, I’m ready to play in all positions.”