Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 69 goals in 142 appearances for Arsenal during his four-year stint in North London, however he could line-up against his former-club on Tuesday night…
Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday night, with both clubs going into the game on subpar form.
Chelsea have only picked up two points from their last eight matches across all competitions and have only tasted victory once on the road since last October. Whilst Arsenal are without a win in their last four games, which has handed Manchester City the advantage in the Premier League title race.
Both clubs are looking to turn their fortunes around on Tuesday, with Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard hinting towards a change in line-up which could see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang start against his former-club in order to help the Blues get their first win under their interim manager.
The Blues are currently 12th place in the Premier League table, with relegation not beyond the realms of possibility. They’re desperate for a victory, however games don’t come much harder than Arsenal at the Emirates this season but Lampard reckons Aubameyang may have an extra incentive against his former club to help Chelsea leave North London with all three points.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only managed one Premier League goal all season. Although Lampard is seemingly willing to look past the statistics, believing playing against Arsenal could reignite his motivation.
“Possibly, because we all think sometimes a player going back to their old club gives a certain motivation.
I haven’t delved into that too much with Auba himself, so I’ll pick that position based on my feeling of how they’ve trained and what the team structure looks like.”
The game will kick-off at 20:oo at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening with both clubs desperate to turn their form around going into the final month of the Premier League season.