Arsenal star sends message to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Barcelona hat-trick

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-1 win over Valencia

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Valencia (EPA)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has received messages of support from his former Arsenal teammates after scoring his first hat-trick for Barcelona on Sunday.

The 32-year-old got off the mark for his new club by scoring twice in the first half against Valencia, while his treble was completed in the second half in fortuitous circumstances as he deflected Pedri’s goal-bound shot.

Following his departure from Arsenal, Aubameyang made it clear that his only problem was with Mikel Arteta, which ultimately led to the decision to cancel his contract.

It’s understood that Aubameyang was a very popular figure in Arsenal’s dressing room and Alexandre Lacazette was quick to congratulate his former teammate following his hat-trick on Sunday.

In his response to Aubameyang’s hat-trick celebration post in Instagram, Lacazette replied with three fire emojis.

Meanwhile, Rob Holding replied: ‘Aubama what!!!’

Alexandre Lacazette was quick to congratulate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his hat-trick for Barcelona

Alexandre Lacazette was quick to congratulate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Instagram)

Speaking after the game, Xavi praised Aubameyang for the start he has made at Barcelona.

‘He has scored goals his entire career,’ said Xavi.

‘It was to be expected that he would score here soon, too.

‘He goes very well to space. He is mature. He is very intelligent. I am delighted with him.

‘These two [subsequently changed to three] goals will go very well for him.’

Sergio Busquets, meanwhile, has described having Aubameyang in Barcelona’s squad as a ‘luxury’.

‘He is working very well,’ said the midfielder.

‘He arrived with a lack of minutes but he is now getting them.

‘He added his second start and I hope he helps us like that because he is a great player, and it is a luxury to have him in the squad.’

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