EPL: I feel sorry for Aubameyang, he’s in trouble – Thomas Tuchel


Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Mikel Arteta’s decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the captain armband of Arsenal.


The German said he does not believe Arsenal’s decision on the Gabonese is indicative of his character and intends to reach out to the striker.


Aubameyang was removed from his role as Arsenal captain on Tuesday after being accused of disciplinary breach.


Tuchel coached Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund and was always accommodating of the player’s attitude


Asked if he will speak to his former charge, Tuchel told reporters, “I will, I will at some point. But, you know, I don’t want to also disturb [him].


“I think he was a very important player for me and we had a very close relationship until today. When we meet it’s still always very, very nice.


“I can only say the best things about Auba as a player and as a person.


“I feel sorry for him that he’s in trouble. This is not where he should be with his kind of quality and the positive character that he has – and I still believe in that.


“But I’m not involved, and I’m not involved in what’s going on at his club now, and for this I also want to show my respect [to Arsenal] and not be involved and not judge what is right and wrong.


“I just have my picture and my relationship with Auba and this is not affected by that.”

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