Romano: £56m player who left Arsenal for free could now join Chelsea
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Romano: £56m player who left Arsenal for free could now join Chelsea

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Fabrizio Romano has claimed that former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now a target for Chelsea.

The Gabon star joined us for £56 million from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 (BBC), and he was a star. He was absolutely incredible for us in his first three-and-a-half years here and even led us to a FA Cup win.

Sadly, a fallout with Mikel Arteta ended his Arsenal career. Aubameyang’s contract was terminated and Barcelona snapped him up in February this year. Now, he could come back to haunt us.


Former Arsenal captain Aubameyang is a target for Chelsea

Chelsea have had a torrid transfer window so far, haven’t they? They wanted Raphinha, Jules Kounde and Robert Lewandowski this summer, but all three of them have signed for Barcelona.

The Blues need a striker this summer after getting rid of Romelu Lukaku, and Romano has claimed that they’ve begun talks with Aubameyang over a return to the Premier League.

Thomas Tuchel knows Auba really well, and he could well be the driving force behind the deal. With Lewandowski the main man at Barca now, the former Arsenal skipper could well consider joining the Blues.

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Auba could come back to haunt Arsenal

Before he signed his big-money contract at Arsenal, Aubameyang was arguably the best striker in the Premier League. He was unbelievable for us, but things just turned sour when he extended his deal.

In his final 18 months at Arsenal, the Gabon star just wasn’t himself. He really struggled, and he’s arguably one of the biggest reasons why we, as a club, failed to reach our objectives.

However, that doesn’t mean Aubameyang is a bad player. He’s a world-class striker, and his record of 13 goals and an assist in 18 starts for Barcelona in the second half of last season proves that.

If Chelsea do sign Aubameyang, there’s no reason why he won’t come in and score 20 goals this season. To make things worse, he could even score against us – that would really, really hurt.

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