Ian Wright breaks silence on Aubamayang's "embarrassing" Chelsea performance against Arsenal
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Ian Wright had his say on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's dismal outing against former club Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s side had gone four league games without a win, a run that included a bruising 4-1 defeat to City last time out. However, the Gunners produced a magnificent first-half display against Chelsea.
Arsenal raced into a 3-0 lead inside 34 minutes courtesy of a Martin Odegaard double and a scrambled finish by Gabriel Jesus.
While Noni Madueke pulled one back for the Blues in the second half, Chelsea fell to a sixth straight loss under interim manager Frank Lampard.
Few Blues players would have had a worse night than Aubameyang, however. On his return to the Emirates, Arsenal’s former captain registered just nine touches - four of which were from the kick-off.
Wright on Aubameyang display
Aubameyang was substituted at half-time, having been booed by the Arsenal faithful for each of his five touches in open play.
And Gooners were delighted to see the board come up with the Gabon international’s number just before the start of the second half. His departure was met by a big cheer at the Emirates.
And Wright has now had his say on the Chelsea forward’s display.
Wright said via The Boot Room: “I feel for him. Coming back to Arsenal, it’s a bit embarrassing for him (to get substituted at half-time).”
In the heady days of the Gunners’ first success under Arteta, they won an FA Cup final against Chelsea with Aubameyang claiming two goals.
However, the Gabon striker left the club after a fallout with the Spaniard and ultimately ended up at Chelsea via Barcelona.
Since Aubameyang’s £12 million move to west London last summer, the forward has scored just three goals in 21 appearances for the Blues, two of which came in the Champions League group stage.