Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Arsenal in January last year after falling out with Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta.
The situation deteriorated to the extent that the Garbeones international was stripped off his captaincy after reports of a series of disciplinary issues.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Barcelona on a free transfer after Mikel Arteta gave the green light for Aubameyang’s contract with Arsenal to be terminated.
The 33-year-old is back in England and playing for Arsenal’s London rivalry Chelsea. Sunday’s clash between Chelsea and Arsenal will be the first time Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will face Arsenal after leaving the club.
Mikel Arteta has sent a warning to Arsenal defenders that their former Captain is his dangerous player in front of goal and will do everything to stop him from scoring.
What did Mikel Arteta say about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
Asked how dangerous Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be against Arsenal on Sunday, Mikel Arteta said: “Very dangerous.
“If Auba has something, it’s the ability to put the ball in the back of the net and he’s going to be doing that until the day that he decides he’s had enough of football.
“We will have to look first of all at what Chelsea does and try to put a plan together to avoid that.”
Asked about how difficult it was to manager Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang toward the end of his Arsenal career, he added: “Nothing, we made decisions, we discussed things and we made a clear decision between all of us.
“It’s a decision that we had to take and there are different parties involved. At the end of the day, when someone is not with us anymore and being a player and having the role that he had at the club and how important he was, you always wish everybody the best.
“When someone makes that decision to move somewhere else, they need to enjoy their profession and he seems to be happy.”
Meanwhile, former England defender Paul Parker has slammed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for poor attitude and lack of passion.
He said on Bemybet.com. : “You can look at stats all day long but when you’re judging him as a player, you have to look at the person to say, are the stats relevant to his performances now?
“No, stats are not relevant. Because his attitude is not good enough and that’s what everyone should talk about.
“He is giving the wrong attitude and is giving dippy vibes. You need to show passion to want to play football and I don’t see that with Aubameyang.
“Chelsea fans would be disappointed by him showing this attitude and they were probably not happy with him arriving.
“But he is probably enjoying being on that side of London, earning his money and having a great life.”
The question remains if Aubameyang will celebrate when he scores against Arsenal on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.