Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes official statement as he slammed ‘violent cowards’ who broke his jaw in recent home invasion.
The violent criminals who broke Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s jaw and endangered his family during a horrifying house invasion have been denounced in a public statement by the Barcelona forward.
According to sources in Spain, Aubameyang was physically injured on Monday during a brutal armed robbery at his house in Castelldefels, Barcelona.
According to El Pais, at least four guys allegedly broke into the home at one in the morning and threatened Aubameyang and his wife with guns and iron bars.
Before departing the scene, the burglars were able to enter a safe and seize valuables, including several gems.
According to ESPN, Aubameyang, 33, injured his jaw during the theft.
The former striker for Arsenal has now acknowledged getting hurt in the incident, writing on Twitter: “Hello everyone, many thanks for the messages.
“In order to steal certain items, several aggressive bastards broke into our house on Sunday night and threatened my family and my kids.
“They hurt my jaw, but I’ll be fine soon; thank God, nobody else was hurt physically.
“It’s difficult to comprehend and put into words the sense that we are no longer safe in our own home, but as a family, we will get over it and be more resilient than ever.
We really appreciate all of your support, so thank you very much. Auba.”
According to ESPN, Aubameyang’s injury might keep him out for three weeks and make moving to Chelsea more difficult.
Chelsea and Barcelona have discussed a potential transfer for the striker, who just recently joined the Catalan club on a free transfer from Arsenal.
According to reports, Barcelona is holding out for more than €25 million (£21.5 million), while Chelsea has made it clear that they would not spend more than €20 million (£17.2 million) for the forward.
Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in 24 games for Barcelona, but since Robert Lewandowski left Bayern Munich, he has slipped down the lineup at the Nou Camp.