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Thomas Tuchel raves about 'crazy' Arsenal star Aubameyang

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel spoke to the media yesterday about Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the London derby tonight.

The Gabon star hasn’t had the best of seasons. He has had a lot of problems to deal with in his personal life, and that has clearly had an impact on his performances on the pitch.

Despite struggling this term, Aubameyang has managed to score 15 goals in all competitions. That is not a bad record at all, and Tuchel – who worked with Auba at Borussia Dortmund – has heaped praise on the Arsenal skipper.

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He said, as per The Mirror: “Back in the days at Dortmund, it was a pure pleasure to have him in the squad. Auba was a fantastic striker, a fantastic finisher on the pitch. But more than that, he was a fantastic worker off the pitch.

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“I think he did not miss one single training in two years. Yeah, it was a very reliable relationship because he delivered an unbelievable amount of goals. His speed was unique in Bundesliga and he was a crucial player. It was a pleasure to work with him, always a smile on his face, very, very honest guy. A bit of a crazy guy, but this is nice crazy.

“I can just say that my experiences with Auba, for two years, you could push him to the limit and he was always up for a challenge, always open to the next step, always open to stay hungry, was never lazy, never satisfied with one goal, two goals, always going for a third.

“He always looked to the next game, to reach the next level and so I had a strong feeling that he is a real winner and you can rely on him.”

Thomas Tuchel and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Photo by CARMEN JASPERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

The Insider’s View:

Aubameyang’s form this season has opened the door for pundits and the media to question his attitude. A lot has been said about the Arsenal skipper this term, and the 31-year-old admitted recently that those comments hurt him. (Football London)

Tuchel’s words show that Auba is a true professional. The former Dortmund boss called him a ‘real winner’ and that should tell you all you need to know about his attitude on and off the pitch.

Aubameyang is expected to start against Chelsea tonight. Hopefully, he can get himself on the scoresheet and inflict some pain on his former boss.

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