Alexandre Lacazette’s response to his move to Chelsea, according to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was disclosed.
On the day of the summer transfer deadline, former Arsenal captain Aubameyang transferred from Barcelona to Chelsea for £10 million.
After leaving Arsenal in February, Aubameyang made 24 games for Barca and scored 13 goals, but he was released due to the Spanish club’s severe financial circumstances.
After departing Arsenal in disgrace, the Gabonese striker believed he still had “unfinished business” in the Premier League.
Aubameyang scored 92 goals in 163 games with the Gunners, but Mikel Arteta stripped him of the captaincy before the club approved his transfer.
One of Aubameyang’s closest pals at the Emirates Stadium, Lacazette was shocked to learn that his former teammate had joined Arsenal’s London rivals, Chelsea.
Aubameyang has disclosed that Lacazette was the first Arsenal player to get in touch with him over his move to Stamford Bridge.
When asked if the message was to wish him well in west London, Aubameyang said that it wasn’t at all.
Even earlier, when he had only recently learned of the reports, he had been in shock.
Aubameyang also listed Lacazette as one of his career’s biggest ‘influences,’ telling BBC’s MOTDx that if he had to pick only one, Lacazette would be it. He was a great assistance to me during some difficult moments.
Aubameyang has scored three goals in five games since joining Chelsea, aiding Graham Potter’s team in moving into the top four and seizing control of their Champions League group.
After leaving the Emirates, the striker criticized Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, for his handling of “big players.”
In a video interview with A Jewellers, Aubameyang was asked about the circumstances behind his departure from Arsenal. He said that Barcelona had initially called his father.
We were familiar with the coach, Xavi when he called and said there was a chance because you were having issues with Arsenal, but if you came, you would be a big assistance to us.
Arteta, however, is unable to handle managing major characters or players. Young players who listen without speaking up are what he [Arteta] needs.