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“I have some unfinished business” – Chelsea new striker Aubameyang sends strong message to Premier League rivals.

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COBHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang poses for a photograph as he signs for Chelsea at Chelsea Training Ground on September 01, 2022 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back in the Premier League, with the ex-Arsenal striker joining Chelsea from Barcelona in a £10 million ($12m)deal.

The 33-year-old returns to the Premier League only nine months after leaving Arsenal for Barcelona on a free transfer when his contract was terminated following a falling-out with manager Mikel Arteta.

Chelsea striker Aubameyang
Chelsea confirm the signing of Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a two-year contract with the option of an extra season(photo: Getty Images)

He arrived at Stamford bridge from Barcelona in a deal worth £10 million with Chelsea’s left back Marcos Alonso moving in the other direction as a free agent, and has now stated that he is eager to get started at his new club.

Speaking to the club website, Aubameyang said: ‘I’m really happy. It’s an honour to be part of this team and I can’t wait to start. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so it’s good to be back and really exciting.’

Meanwhile, Chairman Todd Boehly said: ‘Pierre-Emerick is an elite striker with a proven track record in the Premier League and his arrival strengthens our squad, giving us new attacking options.

‘We are thrilled to have Pierre-Emerick on board with us in the new era at Chelsea and we’re really looking forward to working with him.’
Aubameyang will reunite with Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge after the pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund.

“RE-UNITED” – Thomas Tuchel reunites with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Chelsea.

Chelsea striker Aubameyang reunites with Thomas Tuchel.
The return of Aubameyang to the Premier League will see him reunites with former boss Thomas Tuchel. (photo: Getty Images) 

“Some players stay your players because you were very, very close – and Auba is one of those players,” Tuchel told journalists last month, effectively validating reports Chelsea were eying a move for his former striker.

New Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Tuchel during their stints at Borrussia Dortmund. (credit: SkySports)

Aubameyang produced goals at Borussia Dortmund under Tuchel – with 56 Bundesliga goals in 63 appearances across two campaigns.

That partnership ended when Dortmund sacked Tuchel at the end of the 2016/17 season and Aubameyang joined Arsenal in the winter window of 2018 for a then-club-record £60m – hitting the ground running with 10 league goals in just 12 starts.

With the Blues sitting ninth in the Premier League table after five games and only two wins under their belt,  Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be hoping his former favourite  striker can make another explosive impact.

But, will have to wait several weeks for Aubameyang’s debut after he suffered a broken jaw in an armed robbery at his home in the early hours of Monday.

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