‘4 out of 9 ball touches are in a kick-off situation’ First start this year → Substitute out in the second half

Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (33) was replaced leaving only regrets.

Chelsea lost 1-3 to Arsenal in the 34th round of the English Premier League in the 2022-23 season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 3rd (Korean time).

Aubameyang got a surprise starter opportunity. The opponent before the return was Arsenal, the ‘parent’. Unfortunately, his last start was against Arsenal in the 15th round of the league in November last year. In 2023, he got his first start against his home team again.

However, 메이저놀이터his presence was faint. The British media ‘Daily Mail’ said, “Aubameyang touched the ball only 9 times until the first half. 4 of them came from the kick-off situation.”

“Before the game, coach Frank Lampard explained that Aubameyang would start in place of João Felix and that he had the necessary qualities as a striker,” he said. added.

Aubameyang, who played for Barcelona, ​​joined Chelsea this season. Receiving interest from several clubs, he wanted to reunite with manager Thomas Tuchel, who he worked with during Dortmund.

“It is an honor and a pleasure to work with coach Tuchel,” said Aubameyang.

However, his mentor, coach Tuchel, was sacked. At the same time, his position in the team became ambiguous. He has recorded 3 goals and 1 assist in 21 games this season, but his influence is low enough to start only 5 of 15 Premier League games. His name is not registered in the UEFA Champions League squad, so he cannot play.

On this day, Aubameyang received a starting opportunity after a long absence. However, he failed to present any threat and he was substituted at the start of the second half.

The media noted that “Arsenal fans booed him every time Aubameyang caught the ball.” He was disciplined for a discipline breach during his time at Arsenal and was stripped of the captaincy by manager Mikel Arteta in 2021.

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