Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal could be haunted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Chelsea move.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal could be haunted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Chelsea move.

With Chelsea snatching up former Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, London is calling once more.

He was acquired by the Blues on transfer deadline day from Barcelona, and he now has the opportunity to show that the Gunners made a mistake by letting him go, much like Olivier Giroud, an ex-Arsenal player, did.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal could be haunted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Chelsea move.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal could be haunted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Chelsea move.

Aubameyang was expelled from the Emirates Stadium last season after Gunners manager Mikel Arteta grew tired of the conduct of his then-captain, as was further revealed in the recent docuseries “All or Nothing: Arsenal” on Amazon Prime.
Richard Garlick, the director of football operations at Arsenal, referred to Arteta’s “file” of Aubameyang’s disciplinary warnings as a “catalogue of misdemeanors.”

 

The Gunners captain was stripped of his position as captain and prohibited from participating in team practices when he arrived late for practice after visiting his mother in France.
He was later released and eventually signed for Barcelona on a permanent basis that January after being dropped from matchday squads.

 

But now that he’s back and at Stamford Bridge, he has the opportunity to repeat what now-AC Milan striker Giroud did to Arsenal while at the Bridge: score goals and win trophies against the team that let him go.
Giroud had pleaded with then-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for more playing time in order to ensure his inclusion in France’s World Cup squad.

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