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Joining a new football club is never easy for a player, however with a manager having been sacked just days after signing the player would be very hard, especially when there is a previous relationship between the pair.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is no stranger to London having spent a number of successful years in the north of the capital with Arsenal, therefore adapting to the way of living here would have been an easier transition than some; indeed, many will have already flocked to betting sites on that offer bonus codes as they will feel he knows exactly what he is doing in a league that he is proven in.

However, he would have been expecting to have had more time with his former Borussia Dortmund boss, Thomas Tuchel before he was sacked in somewhat surprising circumstances.

And, according to one of his teammates, his reaction was telling as it had been described to have been a ‘state of shock’ to the news that had been released.

Kepa Arrizabalaga – who looks set to get a fresh start of his own under Graham Potter after opting to stay at the club – had been speaking about Aubameyang’s reaction to the news and revealed that it had been a tough start for the Gabon international at Stamford Bridge.

“He was a little in shock, a lot of change, the last two or three days were very crazy for him, everything that happened to him was a misfortune,” he mentioned.

Aubameyang, who had his jaw broken in a robbery last month and has since had to wear a mask, is yet to truly get his Chelsea career underway, although that is hardly his fault.

He has been afforded opportunities with Tuchel and Potter handing him starts, but with postponements having been incurred since his move to the club, things have been a little stop-start for everyone at the club, including the new manager.

Raheem Sterling appears to have started to find his feet in west London which is perhaps a bonus, while Denis Zakaria is yet to feature after he signed on loan in a surprise move as the deadline was fast approaching.

The Blues should have been playing Liverpool on Sunday but that game had to be postponed because of the Queen’s funeral preparations and the lack of police available for the game on Sunday.

Therefore, the Blues will be back in action against London rivals Crystal Palace on October 1, once the international break is out of the way before beginning a hectic schedule that will run until the middle of November with the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled to begin.