Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has hit out at former striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabonese star spent five years in Germany before moving to Arsenal.
Aubameyang sacrificed Champion League football for a chance to play in the Premier League and in turn, and increased pay packet.
Dortmund’s current starlet is wonderkid Jadon Sancho, and while Watzke accepts it will be hard to keep the teenager long term, he hopes his exit is not motivated by money.
“Of course it is hard to keep a player (Sancho) in the face of such sums,” he told Suddeutsche Zeitung.
“Some go to clubs because of this money, where they have not played Champions League for years.
“[Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television.”
Aubameyang is a talismanic figure for the Gunners, but he has been unable to end their absence from Europe’s elite club competition.
The 30-year-old hit eight goals in last season’s Europa League where victory would’ve seen Arsenal qualify for the Champions League.
But a final battering by Chelsea means it is another season playing on a Thursday night for Aubameyang and co.
Sancho, meanwhile, is with his Dortmund side looking to get all three points in the Czech capital against Slavia Prague.
Lucien Favre’s side drew 0-0 with Barcelona in their opening group game, but did have a Marco Reus penalty saved.
Dortmund were knocked out of the Champions League by Tottenham last term after topping their group which also included Atletico Madrid.