Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga reveals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ‘SCARED’ following his arrival at Stamford Bridge… with the striker left ‘in shock’ after the sacking of former manager Thomas Tuchel
- Thomas Tuchel was sacked after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb last week
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had only reunited with Tuchel just one week earlier
- Kepa Arrizabalaga says the striker was scared after the German manager’s exit
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was ‘scared’ following his switch from Barcelona to Chelsea, according to new team-mate Kepa Arrizabalaga.
He was brought to Stamford Bridge under the helm of his former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel – only for the German to be sacked just one week later.
Arrizabalaga has revealed that Tuchel’s departure left Aubameyang in shock at the amount of changes at Chelsea following his arrival at the start of the month.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ‘shocked’ following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel
Aubameyang only reunited with Tuchel by joining Chelsea just one week prior to the sacking
When asked after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg in the Champions League about his team-mate, Arrizabalaga said as per the Sun: ‘The truth is that the first days he arrived a little scared.
‘He was a little in shock, a lot of change, the last two or three days were very crazy for him, everything that happened to him was a misfortune.’
Former Arsenal star Aubameyang joined Chelsea for £10million, despite only signing for prior club Barcelona in January when his contract at the Gunners came to a mutual end.
Kepa Arrizabalaga said Aubameyang was a ‘little scared’ in the first few days after his arrival
Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea following their shock 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, in their opening Champions League group stage match.
Aubameyang started Graham Potter’s first game in charge of the club against RB Salzburg, before he was substituted after 66 minutes.
Since his return to the Premier League, the 33-year-old is still yet to find the net for his new club.
Aubameyang, in an interview with Hayters TV after the draw with Salzburg, revealed he had not yet spoken to Tuchel.
Tuchel’s reign at Stamford Bridge ended with a 1-0 Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb
He said: ‘I think he (Tuchel) was a bit frustrated and sad, obviously.
‘I will try to talk to him as soon as possible. It’s been a crazy week for all of us, that’s part of life, we have to adapt.
‘I think it’s a bit of sadness at the moment, hopefully we’ll get back to better days soon.
‘Obviously, I think it’s a bit strange for everybody, not only for me, but as I said, this is football, you have to adapt.
‘When you play for Chelsea you need results as soon as possible, that’s why I’m a bit frustrated today.’