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Granit unbelievable gesture towards Auba

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Granit Xhaka appeared to be the only Arsenal player to embrace former team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a frosty reunion on Sunday.

Aubameyang left Arsenal in controversial circumstances in January after he fell out with boss Mikel Arteta and was stripped of the club’s captaincy over disciplinary issues but returned to England in the summer by joining Chelsea.

Following Aubameyang’s exit from the Emirates, Arsenal missed out on the Champions League with a late collapse in the Premier League handing fourth spot to north London rivals Tottenham and he hit out at Arteta in a leaked video.

The 33-year-old striker faced Arsenal for the first time since his high-profile departure on Sunday and after goading them in a promotional clip, he was booked after 27 minutes as Chelsea hosted the league leaders at Stamford Bridge.

He appeared to shake hands with all of the Arsenal players prior to kick-off but the only player to embrace him and give him a hug was Granit Xhaka.

Granit Xhaka has been involved in his own string of controversies at the Emirates but has since put those incidents behind him and has become a fan favourite at the club.

But the same cannot be said for Aubameyang after he left for Barcelona and ended up at Chelsea six months later.

The Gabon international has scored just three goals across 11 games since he arrived in west London.

Paul Parker recently hit out at Aubameyang for his poor attitude since he returned to the Premier League.

‘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?’

Arsenal won against Chelsea today in Stamford Bridge with result 0:1. Only goal was scored by Gabriel. Aubameyang played only 60 minutes and touched the ball 8 times.

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