The Lowdown: Failed to deliver
The forward signed for the Blues back in September from Barcelona for a fee of around £10m. Just days later, Chelsea would sack Thomas Tuchel and bring in Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter.
It’s been a poor Premier League campaign for the Gabon forward, with only one league goal to his name so far this season.
In their last league fixture against Manchester City, it was a shocking day for Aubameyang, as he would be brought on after five minutes and then substituted off just over an hour later.
The Latest: Jennings admits he was ‘wrong’ about Aubameyang
Speaking on Saturday Social, Jennings said that he was ‘wrong’ about questioning Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s decision to sell the forward last year and claims the player looks ‘completely disinterested’ at Chelsea.
He stated: “Do you know what is so frustrating for me regarding Aubameyang? When Mikel Arteta said that Aubameyang is no longer at [Arsenal], I felt like it was such a bad decision from Arteta because effectively, I believe that it cost Arsenal Champions League qualification that year.
“I was so wrong. He is so not up for it. He is so lacking in all of the properties that you want for a centre-forward. He’s completely disinterested.”
The Verdict: Chelsea desperately need more options up front
Chelsea are in serious need of a new striker and Aubameyang is arguably their only proven conventional option up front. Armando Broja is currently sidelined with an injury, whilst new signing David Datro Fofana is still incredibly young and it would be a lot to ask of the 20-year-old to take over the reins.
Getting goals has been a major problem for the Blues, they’ve only found the back of the net 20 times – a tally that only seven sides in the league have a lower total than.
Raheem Sterling is currently the club’s top scorer with just four league goals to his name, so if they’re to recruit a new forward in January, it will have to be a proven and clinical goalscorer.