Arsenal legend David Seaman says he wanted Arsenal fans to boo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they played Chelsea last week, adding he’s ‘not surprised’ to see the forward struggling.

CARDIFF, WALES - MAY 17:  David Seaman and Patrick Vieira of Arsenal lift the FA Cup after a 1-0 victory over Southampton during the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Southampton at the Millennium Stadium on May 17, 2003 in Cardiff. David Seaman, who was capped 75 times for England, announced his decision to retire January 13, 2004 due to a long-term shoulder injury. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES – MAY 17: David Seaman and Patrick Vieira of Arsenal lift the FA Cup after a 1-0 victory over Southampton during the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Southampton at the Millennium Stadium on May 17, 2003 in Cardiff. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lined up against Arsenal last weekend for the first time since leaving for Barcelona at the start of the year.

Before the game, BT Sport asked the former Arsenal captain to do a promo for the match with a script that had Auba saying “nothing personal” to the camera, before adding “I’m back, I’m blue, I’m ready”.

He was not ready.

Added to the comments Aubameyang made about Mikel Arteta, and the improvement in the squad since he was removed from it, Arsenal fans booed him whenever he touched the ball, which wasn’t very often.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Graham Potter embraces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea as they are substituted off during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2022. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Graham Potter embraces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea as they are substituted off during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on November 06, 2022. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Subbed off just after Arsenal scored, Aubameyang touched the ball just eight times in 64 minutes, and eight boos were not enough for David Seaman.

Speaking on his Seaman Says YouTube channel, he said: “The only disappointing this about the weekend is that when Arsenal scored, he sneaked off.

“I wanted the Arsenal fans to proper boo him. They didn’t get that chance as he got hooked off straight away as soon as we scored and all the Arsenal fans were too busy celebrating.

“The Aubameyang situation… his last season at Arsenal is exactly what it’s like now [at Chelsea].

“The fact that Barcelona let him go tells you everything. I’m not surprised [he is struggling].

“I’m not surprised the way he is playing. That’s what he been like for quite a while now. He does it in flashes, he doesn’t do it for long enough.”

Chelsea are expected to let the 33-year-old leave in the summer.

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