Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to “generate his personal heritage” in the range 9 jersey at Stamford Bridge.
The Gabon striker, who also performed under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, will wear the amount nine shirt left vacant by Romelu Lukaku adhering to the Belgian’s return to Inter Milan.
“Auba is not worried of the earlier and what a range suggests,” reported Tuchel.
Past month, Tuchel joked his players considered the Chelsea number 9 jersey was “cursed”.
The previous 11 gamers to don the shirt, together with a few club record signings, have struggled to make an impression.
But Tuchel added of Aubameyang: “He is all set to fight to develop his own history. Taking the amount 9 indicates he is brave enough.”
Lukaku was most recent participant to wear the shirt when he arrived from Inter Milan for a club-record £97.5m very last summer season.
Even so, he struggled to turn out to be a typical starter and returned to Inter on a season-long loan a year later on.
While at Dortmund, Aubameyang scored 79 goals in 95 appearances under Tuchel prior to going to Arsenal in 2018.
Stripped of the Arsenal captaincy by manager Mikel Arteta in December 2021 before becoming a member of Barcelona on a free of charge transfer past summer months, Aubameyang has arrived at Chelsea stating he has “unfinished business” in the Leading League.
“Auba from my position of watch has often been joyful to fight for some thing and to take the challenge, so the far more problems he has the better it is,” Tuchel added.
Before his transfer, Aubameyang endured a jaw damage for the duration of a violent robbery at his residence around Barcelona on Monday, but mentioned he ought to “get well in no time”.