Chelsea forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has responded to an Arsenal fan who took sympathy on him after fans mocked his performance against the Gunners on Tuesday night.
The Gabon forward was back at the Emirates for the first time this week since leaving the club in acrimonious circumstances.
Aubameyang was stripped of the club armband and allowed to join Barcelona after falling out of line with Mikel Arteta.
The forward has since joined Chelsea but he’s endured a miserable time at Stamford Bridge following Thomas Tuchel’s sacking.
Aubameyang was jeered on his return to the Emirates and he was mercilessly mocked online as he was substituted at half-time with Arsenal 3-0 up.
To make matters worse for Aubameyang, he touched the ball just nine times in the opening 45 minutes – an average of once every five minutes.
But Aubameyang still has some fans among the Arsenal fanbase, with one taking to Twitter to defend him
‘Always positive, almost lost his mother, caught malaria, toxic end at Arsenal, went to Barca and got his house robbed, now gone to Chelsea and not playing at all. Was made fun of at Stamford Bridge by our players and now booed by fans that he loved,’ the tweet read.
The tweet gained traction and was picked up by an Instagram account.
Aubameyang then commented on the Instagram post, insisting that many of the events that have occurred in recent years were outside of his control.
‘You know sometimes people forget what’s the real life and forget about how you can’t control what’s happened,’ commented Aubameyang.
The striker followed up his comment with the ‘pray’ emoji.
Aubameyang looks set to be released by Chelsea at the end of the season and he’s said to be eyeing a return to Barcelona.