Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Confident goals from Arsenal captain will come after “difficulties” of the season | Football News


Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he struggled “a lot” in front of goal and says his poor form could be a hangover from last season’s efforts.

Having been in top form since joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, Aubameyang’s recent fruitless run has only seen him score three times in this championship campaign.

A goal in the Gunners’ 2-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle on Saturday brought the Gabonese striker’s tally to six in all competitions.

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Speaking in December, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said his skipper was overthinking the issue and Aubameyang said he was still convinced to make a difference.

Asked about his lack of goals, Aubameyang said: “Since the start of this season I have struggled a lot but I think it’s part of football.

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Aubameyang’s last league goal came against Southampton on December 16

“We gave a lot at the end of the season to win the FA Cup and qualify for the Europa League because it was really important for the club.

“Sometimes you have ups and downs and you have to deal with it as best you can. I did my best and so far it hasn’t been the best performance from me.

“I am always positive. I think I can turn the tide. ”

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Speaking last month, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said it was vital that Aubameyang rediscover his best form if the club are to succeed.

Aubameyang also revealed how his goal drought can make it harder for the team captain.

The 31-year-old describes himself as a ‘calm, cool and calm’ leader in the dressing room and said, despite his personal setbacks, that he has tried to maintain ‘positive vibes’.

“It’s really difficult to deal with both, but you have to be as positive as possible because the team needs you,” Aubameyang said.

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Aubameyang admits it can be hard to stay positive as a captain when he’s not scoring

“I always try to give the best of myself, not only on the pitch but also in the locker room for the guys.

“Sometimes it’s tough and maybe you’re not in a good mood, but you have to find a way to change it and give the guys a positive vibe. ”

According to Aubameyang, Arsenal could be on the verge of changing their own fortunes after securing four straight wins and being within six points of Tottenham in fifth.

They host Crystal Palace then live on Sky Sports Premier League, Thursday.

“At the moment, we are playing well and we have to go this route,” Aubameyang said. “If we win the next two games, we can turn the situation around.

“We’re not that far from the top six, so it’s time to get back into the competition. ”


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