Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has opened up about ‘bad moments’ & being ‘hurt’ at one of his former teams.
The 33-year-old joined Chelsea from Barcelona on deadline day, after January’s controversial exit from north London in which he fell out with Mikel Arteta and was stripped of the club’s captaincy over disciplinary issues.
He joined Barcelona and his goals helped them qualify for the Champions League last season but the club’s perilous financial plight – added with the arrival of Lewandowski – prompted them to sell him just six months after he arrived and has seen the Gabon forward return to England.
Aubameyang, who scored 92 goals in 163 matches for Arsenal, signed a two-year deal at Chelsea and has also previously played for Dortmund, Saint-Etienne and AC Milan as well as loan spells with Monaco, Lille and Dijon.
Speaking to Wesley Fofana on Chelsea’s YouTube channel, Aubameyang spoke about some of the lowest moments of his career.
‘I’ve been through a lot of bad moments, not injuries,’ Aubameyang said. ‘I was okay but at the beginning of my career everyone was talking about me as a sprinter only.
‘This hurts sometimes because you know where you’ve come from, you know you went through a lot of stuff and you always try your best and some people, even from your club say you’re not good at playing football.’
Aubameyang has played two games for Chelsea so far – both coming in the UEFA Champions League – and is likely to make his Premier League debut for the Blues when Graham Potter’s side travel to face Crystal Palace.
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn openly conceded this week that he ‘hopes’ Aubameyang struggles at Stamford Bridge.
Aubameyang was mocked by some Gunners supporters after Chelsea decided to sack Thomas Tuchel earlier this month.