'Wouldn't be surprised': TalkSPORT pundit says £12m Chelsea star could be about to have a nightmare vs Arsenal
TalkSPORT’s Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed that Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is setting himself up for a nightmare display at the weekend.
The Blues are looking forward to welcoming table-topping Arsenal on Sunday, as they look to halt their momentum in the Premier League this season.
The Gunners are of course Aubameyang’s former club, who he played for before Barcelona where the club signed him from for £12m.
He enjoyed a number of successful years at the Emirates, sometimes at Chelsea’s expense. He almost single-handily defeated the Blues in the FA Cup final in 2020.
Now, he can be seen in BT Sport’s promotional package for the game admitting it’s nothing personal to Arsenal, although boasting that he is now in Blue.
Aubameyang setting himself up for nightmare
Agbonlahor has claimed that with how things tend to work in football, Aubameyang could be set for a difficult Sunday afternoon.
He said: “I was baffled when I seen it. I’m surprised, BT Sport will have been buzzing getting him to say that. You don’t need to do that. I can imagine the media officer at Chelsea asked him if he wanted to do it, and he would’ve said yes.
“These things seem to work against you. I wouldn’t be surprised now if he came on and missed a sitter, and Arsenal go on to win. It’s a silly thing to do, and he could regret that.”
Aubameyang was handed the start by Graham Potter for last night’s Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, and he came close to finding the net before he was replaced.
He will no doubt be relishing the opportunity to play against his former side. With how his time at the club ended and his relationship with Mikel Arteta, he will be hungry to show them the quality they have let go in the last year.