Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has blessed his former team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang despite joining city rivals Chelsea.
The 33-year-old forward has agreed a move to Stamford. Bridge with a fee of 10.3 million pounds from Barcelona after only half a season in Spain, but the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and the club’s financial problems made it Release the player from the ufabet team.
Despite moving to a team that is a direct competitor, Arteta welcomes and wishes Aubameyang the best of luck on the road ahead.
“I’m sure he made that decision because he needs another change and finds the best for his future. And we wish him good luck,” Arteta said.
Aubameyang has made 24 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 13 goals and providing one assist, while playing for Arsenal in 163 games, scoring 92 goals and 21 apps scist.
The 33-year-old forward was the young centre-back’s idol growing up in France and now the pair have reunited after both completing moves to west London. Tuchel will be hoping Aubameyang’s experience and leadership qualities can rub off on Fofana, with the talented centre-back expected to come straight into the team to face West Ham this weekend.
Fofana could benefit massively from the 33-year-old during his time at Stamford Bridge with the French defender set to play a crucial role in Chelsea’s future for many years after signing a six-year deal with the Blues. Thiago Silva’s career continues to draw to a close, whilst Kalidou Koulibaly has also entered his peak years, meaning Fofana will need to learn what he can from his teammates before becoming Chelsea’s no.1 choice centre-back.