Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted that Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a ‘very dangerous’ player who could hurt his side on Sunday.
The Gabon star was a hero to Gunners supporters in his first few years in North London. He was the club captain as well and led Arsenal to an FA Cup triumph in 2020. However, things ended badly for Aubameyang, who was forced out of the club by Arteta at the start of this year.
Mikel Arteta says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ‘very dangerous’ ahead of Chelsea vs Arsenal
Aubameyang left Arsenal in February this year and joined Barcelona. He was really good for the Catalans during his time there, but when Chelsea came calling, Xavi’s side decided to cash in.
The Gabon striker returned to England in the summer, and he’s now set to face Arsenal for the first time since his exit.
Unsurprisingly, Arteta was asked about Aubamayang yesterday, and the Arsenal boss admitted that he’s a very dangerous player who will score if given an opportunity.
The Gunners boss said, as per Arsenal.com: “(Aubameyang is) very dangerous.
“If Auba has something, it’s the ability to put the ball in the back of the net and he’s going to be doing that until the day that he decides he’s had enough of football.”
When Asked how Arsenal can stop Aubameyang, Arteta said: “We will have to look first of all at what Chelsea do and try to put a plan together to avoid that.”