The Gabon international departs Stamford Bridge less than a year after initially being signed from Barcelona FC.
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Four people wearing masks threatened the 33-year-old former Arsenal player and his wife with guns and iron bars.
Spanish newspaper El Pais has reported that at least four men, armed with firearms and iron bars, climbed into Aubameyang’s garden at his home in Castelldefels at around one o’clock in the morning.
Mikel Arteta is said to be keen on acquiring the services of the Nigerian forward with reinforcements to the front line in need of a significant boost.
A close-range header in the first half was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 11th goal in his past 14 games for Barcelona.
The Gunners are in need of more fire power up front next season, with Mikel Arteta failing to replace Aubameyang when he left for Barcelona in January.
Aubameyang headed the visitors in front in the 29th minute and scored their final goal early in the second half.
Aubameyang, who joined from Arsenal for free on 2 February, was making his first start in La Liga and he slammed in the opener from Jordi Alba’s pass.
Aubameyang was unveiled by Barcelona on Thursday having joined as a free transfer until 2025, after agreeing the mutual termination of his Arsenal contract.
The former Arsenal captain’s departure was confirmed on Tuesday evening, the Gunners announcing his contract at the club had been terminated by mutual consent in order to allow him to sign for Barca as a free agent.
Aubameyang trained with his new Barcelona team-mates on Tuesday after agreeing to a dramatic Deadline Day move to the Spanish giants from the Gunners.
The Gabon international striker flew out to Spain on transfer deadline day in an apparent bid to push through a move.
The 32-year-old former Gunners captain arrived in Spain on Monday morning, sparking rumours of a loan move to the La Liga side although confusion reigned as no agreement had been reached.
The former West Brom striker infamously drove to QPR’s training ground on deadline day in 2013, assured that he would be about to sign for the West London club despite a lack of agreement between the two clubs.
The clubs were locked in talks over the striker’s future during the morning of deadline day, with the key factor his £350,000-a-week wages.
However, the former Gunners captain favours staying in Europe ahead of a lucrative move to the Middle East.
Mundo Deportivo said Aubameyang has been offered to Barcelona in the January transfer window.
Aubameyang tested positive for the virus after arriving in Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month.
The Gunners said they have “reluctantly taken this step” because of injuries, positive COVID-19 cases and players away with their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
The Arsenal striker missed the Panthers’ opening match at the ongoing continental showpiece — a 1-0 victory over Comoros on Monday — after testing positive for COVID only four days before that match.