Barcelona striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed Mikel Arteta contacted him ahead of his acrimonious exit from Arsenal.

Aubameyang signed for the LaLiga giants in the January window as a free agent after his contract with the Gunners was terminated.

Before then, the 32-year-old was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following a disciplinary breach, which also resulted in him being frozen out by Arteta.

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Aubameyang, who scored 92 goals for Arsenal, has hit the ground running at Barca and scored a hat-trick on his first league start on Sunday in a 4-2 victory over Valencia.

Despite his frosty relationship with Arteta towards the end of his four-year stint at the Emirates, Aubameyang revealed the Spaniard did wish him luck ahead of his move to Camp Nou.

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When asked whether Arteta spoke to him before he left for Spain, Aubameyang told Mundo Deportivo: “Yes, Arteta wished me luck at Barca.”

He added: “Some of the things we did with Arteta are similar.

“I still have to get used to it but I am eager to learn. When I see how the boys play I want to do the same.”