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BOEHLY TOLD HE HAS GIFTED POTTER HIS OWN DIEGO COSTA

Potter has been told that Chelsea finally have the type of player they haven't had since cult hero Costa was at the Blues. Like it or not, there was pressure on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when he arrived at Chelsea on deadline day. There was an expectation on Aubameyang to provide the goods for a team who had desperately lacked a goalscorer in previous seasons. It was even more of a 'gulp' moment when the former Barcelona striker was handed the 'cursed' number nine shirt upon his arrival. The likes of Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuaín and Radamel Falcao have worn that shirt for the Blues in previous years and, in short, flopped.

AUBAMEYANG EYEING FIRST CHELSEA GOAL

New signing Pierre-EmerickAubameyang is still waiting for his first goal for Chelsea on the back of his signing from Spanish La Liga side Barcelona at the end of this summer's transfer window.
Pierre-EmerickAubameyang became a Chelsea player on the final day of the transfer window this summer after Barcelona agreed to sanction his move to Stamford Bridge after six months at the club. His transfer to Chelsea was officially announced on the final day of the transfer window.

REVEALED: CHELSEA OWNERS MADE HUGE AUBAMEYANG DECISION DESPITE TUCHEL SACK

As the dust settles on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea departure, the behind the scenes at the club is continuing to be revealed following the closing of the summer transfer window. Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital heavily backed the 49-year-old in the summer, bringing in six senior names - Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria - and two for the future - Cesare Casadei and Carney Chukwuemeka.

AUBA BENCHED FOR WIN OVER SOCIEDAD

Chelsea target Pierre-EmerickAubameyang was on the bench for the whole duration of the Spanish La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and his Barcelona side at the weekend. The two teams met at Anoetaon Sunday evening and Pierre-EmerickAubameyang was an unused substitute as Barcelona scored three times in the second half to emerge with the three points at stake via a 4-1 result.

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG HANDED NEW BARCELONA SHIRT NUMBER

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will wear the No.17 shirt at Barcelona this coming season, reuniting him with the same number he wore at Borussia Dortmund. The 33-year-old took No.25 after arriving at Barcelona from Arsenal on a free transfer in February. He made a blistering start to his time in Spain, scoring 11 La Liga goals to help Xavi's side finish second behind Real Madrid and qualify for the Champions League.

WHAT DOES LEWANDOWSKI'S SIGNING MEAN FOR AUBAMEYANG AT BARCELONA?

Over the last half a decade, Barcelona have splashed a ton of cash on forwards. Most of whom have turned out to be a shadow of their own previous selves. Among these are centre-forwards like Martin Braithwaite, Sergio Aguero, Antoine Griezmann, Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay, and most recently Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. With the exception of Auba, it can be argued that every other name on that list has been a miss. The Gabonese international, however, hit the ground running almost as soon as he joined, scoring 11 goals in 17 league games.

WHY AUBAMEYANG HAD TO LEAVE

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s departure from Arsenal remains something of a mystery, but a report from ESPN has shed light on why the striker had to leave the club.

According to the American outlet, Mikel Arteta decided to let Aubameyang leave the club as he felt his attitude was threatening the cultural reset the Spaniard wanted to implement at the Emirates.

While everything seemed to escalate very quickly between Aubameyang and Arteta towards the end of the striker’s time at Arsenal, ESPN are led to believe that there wasn’t a bust-up or a single incident that led to the attacker’s departure. Instead, Arteta simply wasn’t impressed by his general attitude. If it was Aubameyang’s general attitude that was an issue for Arteta, why did it take until December 2021 to make this decision?

AUBA FAILS TO SCORE IN DEFEAT

Gabonese striker Pierre-EmerickAubameyang failed to find the back of the net as his Barcelona side lost 1-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday. Alvaro Garcia scored the only goal of the match as early as the seventh minute. The early goal turned out to be the winning goal as Barcelona were condemned to a third successive defeat at home in all competitions.

The winner from Garcia took his tally to six goals and three assists in the Spanish league this season. His goal ensured that Rayo Vallecano moved closer to safety as far as La Liga football is concerned. With the away win, Rayo Vallecano have ten more points than Granada who are third from bottom with five games left to play in the division.

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