Latest Pierre Emerick Aubameyang injury update.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has issued an update on his
injury status as he continues to nurse a knock and a broken
jaw. The 33-year-old striker joined Chelsea from Barcelona
on transfer deadline day, penning a two-year deal which
includes the option of a further year.
Lyonmacktv.com understand that Thomas Tuchel was a driving
force behind Aubameyang’s move to west London this
summer amid the club’s mission to sign a number nine
following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
The former Chelsea boss was said to have specifically
identified the former Arsenal captain as a priority signing.
However, Tuchel has since been replaced by Graham Potter
and Aubameyang faces a new challenge amid his injury
worries. The retired Gabon international started in the new
boss’ first game for Chelsea, soldiering on through an injury.
And, with the international break offering Aubameyang some
rest-bite, he’s provided an update on his injury status.
Speaking to the in-house media team at Chelsea, the striker
said: “I need more time. I’m not 100 per cent fit. It’s not easy
to play with a mask and with an injury, but hopefully I will get
100 per cent as soon as possible.”
Aubameyang has endured a rocky start to life in west
London. A little over a week after swapping the Camp Nou for
Stamford Bridge, Tuchel was dismissed from his post as
And, according to Kepa Arrizabalaga, the striker was ‘a little
in shock’. As quoted by The Sun , the Blues goalkeeper said:
“The truth is that the first days he arrived a little scared. He
was a little in shock, a lot of change, the last two or three
days were very crazy for him, everything that happened to
him was a misfortune.”
With all things considered Potter now has a dilemma on his
hands, especially with Armando Broja impressing off the
bench for Chelsea in the final game before the international
break. Is this the perfect chance for the Cobham graduate to
build some momentum while Aubameyang nurses his