Arsenal hero Aubameyang almost joined Tottenham but would now rather retire

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has forged his own legacy at Arsenal, and despite once coming close to joining Tottenham, the Gunners captain claims he would now rather retire.

Aubameyang signed for the Gunners in 2018, and he has since gone on to find the net 92 times.

However, things could be slightly different if the Gabon international had joined Spurs from Saint-Etienne in 2013.

Instead, Aubameyang left for Borussia Dortmund, which started his path that led to Arsene Wenger signing him.

And after spending a prolonged period in the red half of North London, Aubameyang would now rather hang up his boots than join the Lilywhites.

"You don’t have to ask the question, you know it already, I would retire," Aubameyang told Sky Sports when asked if he would consider joining Spurs.

"Even more [so] because a few years ago I was close to signing for Tottenham, but in the end, I don’t know what they did.

"I was in Saint-Etienne I think [at the time], I’m not sure, or at the beginning of [my time at] Dortmund. I don’t remember exactly. I came here, I went to the stadium as well, to White Hart Lane.

"The day after they just never gave an answer, they never called back so I was like: 'OK, don’t worry', so that’s why every time I play against them, they know."

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Aubameyang has enjoyed playing in the North London derby over the years, and he found the net four times in seven appearances.

While at Dortmund, Aubameyang faced off with Spurs on four occasions – all in Europe – and he bagged four goals in the yellow of the German side.

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