Arteta says fans will help Aubameyang return to scoring form this season

Mikel Arteta expects Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score more goals this season now that the fans are back at the Emirates.

The Gabon striker endured a poor campaign in the 2020/2021 season and saw his goals dry up after signing his latest big-money contract.

He missed Arsenal’s first match of the season against Brentford and played only a few minutes in their next game against Chelsea.

The attacker was on from the start as the Gunners crushed West Brom 6-0 in the Carabao Cup last night.

He made the most of it by scoring a hat-trick to lift the mood of the Arsenal faithful.

Arsenal’s next match is a tough fixture against Manchester City this weekend and they will hope he can fire them to yet another win.

Fans were absent from matches for the whole of last season, but they have returned to provide an exciting atmosphere at the different grounds.

Arteta expects this to spur Aubameyang on and to get him to score more goals for the club in this campaign.

Asked if the fans returning following the end of Covid restrictions can make a difference in Aubameyang’s performances, Arteta replied as quoted by The Daily Mail: ‘I hope they do.

‘Obviously he is a really happy character and he needs that connection with people; with family, with friends, with fans.

‘You could see the interaction when he left the pitch and I think that is something really positive for him, yes.’

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  1. To be fair Arsenal’s 190m front line
    on paper is the best in the league.
    But last season these mega stars fell
    woefully short of their undoubted potential.
    With the additions we have signed
    I fully exoect Arsenal to score at least a dozen more goals than last seasons meagre 55 goals.
    In fact we can top the goal scoring charts.
    Champions league therefor is a real possibility.

    1. If you’re basing this on us thrashing West Brom’s 2nd string I think you’re in for a huge disappointment.

  2. Auba has scored more goals in his first 150 games than both Henry and Sanchez…the latter we let go for functionally nothing because our then fragile manager didn’t like the fact Alexis wasn’t into the whole “pass the ball into the net” gig and now our present manager has intentionally tried to undermine the relationship between our world-class scorer and the fanbase because he vastly overestimated the potential of his piss-poor tactics to provide service to the forward he personally convinced to stay…just saying

    1. 👍 As well Sanchez was concerned that his manager and team mates weren’t prepared to push as hard to win things as he was.

  3. The devide in our fanbase is caused by Arteta’s results whether good or bad it would be best if he leaves. But what do I know.

  4. If he goes ,what are the options in case his other strike partners leaves as well? I dont know but I believe MA has options. Then it will take take time for the strikers to gel,another transition.
    Arsenal playing from the back is slow. This gives defences time to regroup. I want somone to puh forward and run forward instead of passing sideway and back
    Over to u MA

  5. Lukaku was unplayable. Lets see. Messi was the unplayable master.Yet in the cl final ,he was effectively neutralised.
    Against MC,if MA plays defensive and hit on the break,the gunners will stand a chance.The defence must be cohesive and someone at the back shd help to dispossess the enenmy in possession. We have seen that happen in the epl.
    Stop the passing game and go direct. That was what proved fatal to the fm . He overlooked the defnce and got beaten repeatedly by the big teams.
    Who can forget 5-0,6-0 and 8-2

  6. What an absurd comment by the manager. With the salary he earns, he should be self motivated to bang goals every match, not like a kindergarden child to be offered claps and treats for not being cranky walking to the class. Man, start looking out for better excuses this weekend, and stop this “fans” thing. We come to be entertained and for a win or at the least a fighting nail biting finish, stop blaming us for the pathetic performances on the field. And for the Wenger haters, Wenger was never allowed the luxury of 40+ grand strikers or a 50 grand defender or a 30 grand goalkeeper.

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