Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang send message to Arsenal ahead of Chelsea clash
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends warning to Arsenal ahead of Chelsea clash.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has sent a message of warning Arsenal as the Chelsea striker takes on his former side Arsenal on Sunday and claims it will be ‘nothing personal’
The international from Gabon scored 92 goals in 163 games for Arsenal before leaving the club by mutual consent in January this year.
The 32-year-old spent four years in north London after moving there for a then-club-record sum of £60 million. However, his tenure there was marred by the loss of his position as club captain shortly before leaving due to disciplinary troubles.
After spending six months at Barcelona, Aubameyang returned to the Premier League this summer when he signed a two-year contract with Chelsea.
With a reunion with Thomas Tuchel last little over a week, the striker has scored three times under Graham Potter and now has his old club in his sights.
‘Arsenal, nothing personal. I’m back, I’m blue, I’m ready.’ Aubameyang warned in a promotional video with BT Sport.
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Last Saturday, The Blues suffered a humiliating 4-1 loss against Brighton, their first defeat under Potter. Aubameyang was one of the starting eleven for the Blues on Wednesday night as they narrowly defeated Dinamo Zagreb at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal head across town to west London as Premier League leaders, having won 10 of their opening 12 games to leave them two points ahead of champions Manchester City.
Following their loss at the AMEX Stadium last Saturday, Chelsea now trails them by 10 points and has dropped to the sixth position.
Potter is already without one of his most influential players in Reece James with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga now set to miss out.
The Spain international has been restored as Chelsea’s no1 ahead of Edouard Mendy but will not be available on Sunday, watching last night’s 2-1 win from the stands on crutches.
Chelsea will also be without Ben Chilwell, who must wait anxiously for the results of a hamstring scan after injuring it late in the victory over Dinamo.
The left-back is now a significant question for England’s World Cup campaign, which begins on November 21 with a game against Iran in Group B.