Chelsea star is a WEAKNESS Arsenal can exploit in final – Martin Keown | Football | Sport


Chelsea and Arsenal go head to head in the Europa League final in Baku.

A victory for the Gunners would qualify them for next season’s Champions League, whereas Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is looking to win his first piece of silverware in his career as a coach.

Chelsea are without regular centre-back Antonio Rudiger due to injury so Andreas Christensen is likely to start alongside David Luiz.

But it is Luiz who Keown reckons Arsenal can look to exploit.

Arsenal striker Aubameyang has scored eight goals so far in the competition and Keown can see him causing Chelsea’s Brazilian trouble throughout the match.

“Aubameyang, I was saying, and it’s high praise, that he’s starting to look like a [Thierry] Henry-type player,” Keown told BT Sport.

“And it’s the running with the ball, he started to run with it.

“It could be a weakness as well when you think if he’s going to run at David Luiz.

“How good is he defensively? Christensen, there’s always been a question mark about Christensen coming in, if that’s who’s going to play.

“So that’s a real strength for Arsenal.”

Former Chelsea striker Eider Gudjohnsen is also a fan of Aubameyang.

He reckons the Gabon international is loving his time at Arsenal.

“Aubameyang’s looking like the finished article as a striker isn’t he,” Gudjohnsen said.

“He’s powerful, got pace, good awareness.

“It looks like he’s enjoying life.”


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