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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to return to full fitness as soon as possible

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is saddened to see Thomas Tuchel sacked by Chelsea – but the striker is already enjoying life under Graham Potter.

Former Arsenal captain Aubameyang, 33, has endured a whirlwind period since joining the Blues from Barcelona on transfer deadline day to reunite with Tuchel after their time together at Borussia Dortmund.

But he had to play for his old boss only once as a 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on September 6 proved to be the German coach’s final game.

Tuchel was sacked the following morning and quickly replaced by Potter, who gave Aubameyang his second start for the club in last Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with FC Salzburg at Stamford Bridge.

Reflecting on recent events, Auba said: “It’s been a strange few weeks for all of us, I think, not just me. It’s part of life.

“Everyone knows the relationship I have with Thomas. It’s sad when someone leaves a club, but this is football. You have to adapt quickly to different moments of the season.

“It’s a bit of sadness but hopefully better days will come. When you play for Chelsea you need results as quickly as possible.”

Potter, 47, was awarded a five-year contract by Todd Boehly and Co after being rewarded for his role at Brighton.

Pierre-Emerick Aubamyeang and Thoms Tuchel enjoy success together at Borussia Dortmund

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And Aubameyang is impressed by what he has seen so far. Speaking of his new manager, he said: “He’s a very positive person.

“He’s a great character. We will try to learn from him and win as soon as possible. It will be easy to adapt. The idea is very clear.”

Aubameyang has played with a protective mask in both of his Chelsea appearances to protect against a broken jaw.

It doesn’t appear to have had a bad impact on his form, but the former Gabon international admits he is still working towards full fitness.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes in new Chelsea boss Graham Potter

He said: “I need more time. I’m not 100% fit.

“It’s not easy playing with a mask and getting injured, but hopefully I’ll be at 100% as soon as possible.”

Aubameyang will hope to open his account in a Chelsea shirt when Potter’s men head to Crystal Palace after the international break on October 1.

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