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.
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.
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.