Together, the two were prolific for Dortmund over the years. Both made their respective transfers to the Bundesliga side in the 2013 summer transfer window and have won the DFB Supercup in 2014.
While Armenian international Mkhitaryan left Dortmund this season to join Manchester United, the Gabon international Aubameyang has decided to stay on at the club despite repeated lucrative offers from various other clubs. Aubameyang is also Dortmund’s top scorer from the last two seasons. While Mkhitaryan was the engine of the midfield with his pin point passing accuracy, Aubameyang with his blistering pace and deadly finishing, has gone on to become one of the world’s most lethal strikers.
However, the fact that his former team mate ditched the yellow jersey of Dortmund for the red of Manchester, has not gone down well with him.
Aubameyang took to fussball.news to say,”In the end, all involved have to be pleased with it, and you still have to be able to look each other in the eye.It’s about how you do it. And a few things were done in public recently which were not okay, and which you are not necessarily able to relate to as a colleague.”
Regarding himself, he said,”Those who know me, know that I am an open and honest guy, and it will always stay like that. Should there be talks about a transfer one day, things will run smoothly, I promise that.”
Mkhitaryan is not the only one to have exited the club this season. Dortmund have also been weakened by the exits of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to Manchester City and defender Mats Hummels to rivals Bayern Munich.
Aubameyang and Marco Reus are two of the most important players remaining and this season, a depleted Dortmund will certainly look up to Aubameyang to help them challenge for the Bundesliga title that Bayern have been winning for the past four seasons.