Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang condemns ‘violent cowards’ after break-in at his home

Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken out for the first time since suffering an injured jaw during a break-in at his home on Sunday night.

The 33-year-old, who has been linked with a summer transfer to Chelsea, condemned the "violent cowards" in a post on Twitter. 

"Hey guys, thanks a lot for all the messages," wrote the former Arsenal striker.

"On Sunday night, some violent cowards broke into our home and threatened my family and my children, just to steal some stuff.

"They injured my jaw but I will recover in no time, and thank God no one else was physically harmed.

"The feeling that we are no longer safe in our own home is hard to understand and describe, but as a family, we will overcome this and stand stronger than ever.

"Thanks for all the support, it really means a lot to us."

Authorities told Spanish newspaper El Pais that Aubameyang was forced to open a safe where the couple kept jewellery.

The attackers allegedly threatened him and his wife with guns and iron bars before escaping in a car.

The Gabon international spent four years at Arsenal before joining Barcelona in January 2022.

He has been linked with a return to the Premier League in recent days, with Chelsea reportedly keen on signing him before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

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