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It’s gamble, no vision – Petit slams Chelsea over latest deal for striker

Former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Petit has slammed Chelsea over their decision to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.

The Frenchman said the Blues do not know what they want, describing the move as panic buy.

Romelu Lukaku left Stamford Bridge this summer, leaving the Blues with little option upfront.

And now manager Thomas Tuchel is eyeing a reunion with the former Arsenal star and Gabon international, Aubameyang, who he worked with during his time at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Agreement has been reached between Barcelona and Chelsea for the transfer of the 33-year-old, according to reports in Europe.

Chelsea will pay over a total package worth €25million (£21m) for the former Arsenal star, who only joined the Catalan club in early February.

Petit thinks it’s a ‘gamble’ for Chelsea to bring in Aubameyang.

“Auba looks more a panic buy than something the club have been thinking about for months,’ the former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder told Fairbet.

“The transfer market is ending in a few days and Chelsea are in a panic.

“They want to buy defenders, strikers, but they just don’t know what they want.

“I don’t see the real qualities behind it, the projection in the future,” Petit added.

If you want to spend so much on a player, you need to have a vision, but I don’t see that coming from Chelsea.

“It’s a gamble. He can score goals but he has to be fit physically and be good in his mind.”

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