A few Chelsea supporters on social media responded to Thomas Tuchel talking with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang after the Arsenal match yesterday.
Tuchel was pictured speaking to the Gunners captain following his side’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge last night.
A couple of Blues fans optimistically thought their manager was trying to lure Aubameyang away from the Emirates next season.
Here’s a few of their Twitter replies:
Aubameyang and Chelsea’s coach have a strong relationship from their days at Borussia Dortmund together.
Arsenal’s striker was named Bundesliga Player of the Year for 2015/16 and won the Golden Boot award in 2016/17 under Tuchel’s guidance.
Roman Abramovich is keen to secure a new centre-forward for the upcoming campaign, but signing the Gabon international feels like a stretch.
Torrid night for Thomas
Friendships were put aside for 90 minutes whilst the Blues and the Gunners went into battle on Wednesday evening.
Mikel Arteta’s side fired the final shot and secured all three points thanks to a goal gifted to them by their hosts.
Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga got themselves into a muddle, allowing Aubameyang to assist Emile Smith Rowe for a simple tap in.
Chelsea suffered only their third defeat under Tuchel, but it was arguably the most disappointing display of his short tenure.
Kai Havertz missed a gilt edged chance to put the Blues in front shortly before they conceded.
Other than that, it was a game full of very little creativity or enthusiasm from either side.
Attention will quickly turn to the FA Cup final on Saturday, with Tuchel hoping to rid that recent Arsenal nightmare from his memory.