What’s gone mistaken for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
The 33-year-old has endured a torrid time of issues at Chelsea since arriving from Barcelona, in a transfer that has undoubtedly backfired. The attacker has made simply 18 appearances for the Blues, scoring solely three objectives within the course of, and he has regarded a shadow of the participant who as soon as shone so brightly for the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, the place objectives got here so relentlessly.
It has grow to be abundantly clear that Aubameyang has no future at Stamford Bridge below Graham Potter, with the Chelsea supervisor deeming him surplus to necessities and seemingly a rotten apple who must be away from his squad sooner slightly than later.
The Gabon worldwide’s present Blues deal expires on the finish of subsequent season, which means this summer time is the final alternative to obtain a payment for his providers, and an exit seems to be imminent.
Out-of-favour striker on the transfer?
Chatting with Give Me Sport, Phillips mentioned that Aubameyang’s time at Chelsea will definitely be up as soon as the 2022/23 marketing campaign reaches its conclusion:
“He is clearly simply been noticed over in Barcelona watching the El Clásico. I have been advised for weeks now that he will certainly depart in the summertime, unquestionably. Barcelona are definitely one membership to observe the place he may go. They’re fairly eager to convey him again. Xavi by no means wished him to go within the first place, however they don’t seem to be taken with paying any cash for him, actually, except it is a very low payment.”
Promoting Aubameyang this summer time is an absolute no-brainer for Chelsea, contemplating what an enormous flop he has been since arriving final yr. Granted, his age meant that there was a danger of a dropoff taking place, however few noticed him being this ineffective and that includes so little at this level.
Finally, Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta was completely satisfied to see the 73-cap and 30-goal Gabon star depart for a motive, seeing him as a disruptive affect, and the Blues should now do precisely the identical, transport him off elsewhere. It’s important that Potter is ready to construct a younger crew that may develop right into a drive, with infinite operating and a powerful crew ethic a part of his ethos, and Aubameyang would not fill the invoice in any respect, in that respect.