As he gets ready to play his former team for the first time as a Chelsea player, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is excited about the chance to thwart Arsenal’s title hopes.
Under Mikel Arteta, the Gabonese international had one of his most productive periods of play, and the Gunners’ most recent trophy triumph was made possible by the four goals he scored against Manchester City and his current club in the FA Cup’s final.
Aubameyang’s performances and his relationship with Arteta declined after he signed a new long-term contract following those Wembley heroics.
Aubameyang’s contract was terminated and his departure was frozen as a result of their toxic fallout, preventing him from joining Barcelona on a free transfer in January.
After six goal-filled months in Spain, the former Borussia Dortmund star was forced to leave the Catalan giants due to their precarious financial situation and was transferred to Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window.
Aubameyang stokes the fires ahead of Sunday’s reunion in a promotional advertisement for BT Sport earlier this week, claiming to be a Blue now, but he insists he’s looking forward to having ‘fun’ when he faces the manager who essentially ended his Arsenal career.
Yes, he acknowledged, it was a thrilling game, especially given how well they were currently doing. Yes, he had been on the opposing side before.
Naturally, he remembers a few of the games he played against Chelsea, but this time will be very different.
He thinks it’s going to be exciting and, yes, he is looking forward to it because we play at home and, hopefully, we can win this game.
A big week is coming up, and we’ll do everything we can to make the most of it. He believes it will be enjoyable for sure. The first game is against Arsenal at home.