Chelsea player ratings vs Arsenal: Anonymous Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suffers nightmare Emirates return
Chelsea dusted off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his first Premier League start since November 6 against his former club Arsenal on Tuesday, but the striker didn't touch the ball in the opposition half until the 42nd minute at the Emirates Stadium as his struggles headlined a 3-1 defeat for the Blues.
Aubameyang tallied just nine total touches on his return to north London before being hooked at half-time, while behind him, his Blues team-mates were in a similar state of disrepair as Arsenal raced to a three-goal lead in the first half thanks to two goals from Martin Odegaard and one from Gabriel Jesus.
Raheem Sterling didn't track back, the midfield failed to break up the Gunners' possessional dominance and defenders made individual errors.
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Noni Madueke did grab a goal in the 65th minute, latching on to a nice Mateo Kovacic pass, but little else went according to plan, and it's now likely that the club will finish in the bottom half of the Premier League for the first time since 1995-96.
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