Aubameyang proving AGAIN he’s perfect on and off pitch for Arsenal?

Most Arsenal fans will already know this, but for those who don’t there was a report by Metro the other day confirming that the January transfer signing by the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund has quietly gone about starting his new career in record breaking style and it appears that it is not just when he is playing football that the Gabonese international striker is showing his worth to Arsenal Football Club.

As reported by Metro, when Aubameyang scored twice to help us to a vital win over Stoke City, he became the first Arsenal player in Premier League history to score five goals in his first six games, beating some big names including the great Thierry Henry by doing so.

The former Dortmund star continued his impressive start at the weekend as well, scoring again to make it six goals and one assist in his first seven games for Arsenal. As if all that was not good enough, the 28-year old also seems to have the amazing ability to lift his team mates. We have heard that the whole dressing room has been boosted by his arrival but one player in particular has a lot to thank his new teammate for.

There was that classy move to give Alexandre Lacazette the penalty to get him back scoring after an injury lay-off, despite Auba being the designated taker and being on hat-trick. And now, reports Metro, the Gabonese has allayed any fears that the French forward might have had about losing his place, and any worries that Arsene Wenger may have had about upsetting one or both of his main strikers, by declaring his willingness and even keenness to play with Lacazette operating through the middle.

He said, ‘I hope we will have the opportunity to play together – it’s something I said when I first arrived that I hoped to play with him.

‘We have different styles, but I think they’re styles that complement each other – he’s a very good player and a very kind person.

‘We were once rivals in our days in France, but we’re now friends and I hope we can play well together and score lots of goals.’

Pretty cool again from Pierre. So is the new signiong proving himself to be perfect for Arsenal both on and off the pitch?



  1. Nayr says:

    Bob great article.

    The work of a striker is to score goals and AUBAMEYANG does that.

    Pace,great link up play,lethal finishing.


    1. gotanidea says:

      Too fast to conclude that he is better than Lacazette. He is definitely better in the air than Lacazette though

      Based on the way he plays, I predict he would struggle next season, if he doesn’t get good supplies from our central creators (Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere, etc) and if there is no good winger

      The mentality and the energy of the clubs below Arsenal have been diminishing because the end of the competion is near, and Aubameyang capitalized on that condition

      1. Nayr says:


        aubameyang cannot flop.
        he is more of a lewandoski/kane type of striker.they know where the net is.lethal finishers.

        lacazette is more of a benzema/suarez/firmino type of striker.more involved in play and link up.they tend to flop alot too.dont score enough.

  2. Durand says:

    I like what I’ve seen from him so far. Great teammate, unselfish, really doing his part to fit in rather than team fit him. In other words, pure class. Complete bliss with this guy, AND he finishes!
    It’s really amazing what we can do with a top striker like Auba. Pity we didn’t move for him several years ago rather than Sanogo, Theo, etc… Starting and failing up top.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Sanogo could be better under the right guidance, because Arsenal recruited him after his prolific display at the international stage. Too bad his manager was not the healthy version of Wenger

      Walcott had the potential to be like Sterling, Bale or Salah. Look at how he dribbled past four opponents in a counter-attack (at 0:49):

      I guess Walcott lost his guts to dribble like that when he is getting older, due to injuries, Premier League defender’s vicious tackles and Wenger’s instructions

    2. gotanidea says:

      Sanogo could be better under the right guidance, because Arsenal recruited him after his prolific display at the international stage. Too bad his manager was not the healthy version of Wenger

      Walcott had the potential to be like Sterling, Bale or Salah. Look at how he dribbled past four opponents in a counter-attack (at 0:49):

      I guess Walcott lost his guts to dribble like that when he is getting older, due to injuries, Premier League defender’s vicious tackles and Wenger’s instructions

      1. Nayr says:

        i would say wenger’s instructions played a huge part ?

      2. Darthballs says:

        How was it wengers fault sanogo didn’t work out he injured his back soon after joining us and never recovered fact

      3. malch95 says:

        As much as I’m anti arsene, those guys were shit on there own accord and not cause of Arsene. In actual fact Arsene gave these guys excessive opportunities despite them being absolute trash, theo and yaya should thank arsene for their careers cause he played them in countless big games and in their favoured positions (played walcott striker upon his request and also moved him back to the wing upon his request, played sanogo vs Bayern exc.) but all they did was disappoint him and taint his reputation

  3. jon fox says:

    Bob , At last! A worthwhile article from you! Eureka! I was worried , as I suggest were many, about all the reports from Dortmund about PE-A’ S “self centred nature”, his passion for MANY fast and flash cars and a lifestyle that other top players have gone down which gets them unpopular and unloved, esp in the dressing room. Pogba is a prime example it appears. BUT, BUT, BUT, the reality thus far is of a sheep in wolfs clothing where character is concerned. His gesture to Laca over THAT penalty – despite a risible comment from a certain journo in The MAIL who castigated him for not being MORE self centred(and in a TEAM sport too!)- has melted hearts, won him admirers from within and outside Arsenal and is a lesson to us all, NEVER to judge a book by it’s cover. So far, he has impressed me more than any player since Cazorla first arrived, as a human being. He is not too shabby as a player either! And THAT, my fellow Gooners, is UNDERSTATEMENT , WRIT LARGE!

    1. Nayr says:

      jon fox i agree.

      the media really tried to make aubameyang seem like a bad guy die to his flashy lifestyle.

        1. Break-on-through says:

          Ya should have left it, it had a German ring about it.

    2. Kenny Rolfe says:

      I said ages ago “the most exciting signing since the great Dennis Bergkamp”.

  4. RSH says:

    PEA’s been an absolute hit. Been great for us since he’s arrived, and seems to be a team player. All the BVB players appeared to like him too, and it seems he fell out with the higherups at the club more than anything. When that happens they can tell the media anything to make you look bad. This guys goal record does not lie and hope to see him competing with Kane/Salah/Aguero next season.

    1. gotanidea says:

      If I were a Dortmund player, I would have chosen to play for Arsenal, as soon as an opportunity arises

      Arsenal is way more popular and richer than Dortmund. Besides, according to Aubameyang, only Arsenal made a concrete offer, hence he did not want to skip the opportunity

    2. Nayr says:

      I think next season it will be
      harry kane vs pierre emerick aubameyang for the golden boot which will be really interesting.

      very similar.both hungry for goals.score in almost every game.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        I have that confidence too, I just hope Arsene doesn’t ask him to be more generous and rather just let the guy do what he does well. That’s if he’s still here.

  5. AndersS says:

    He has had a great start.
    Unfortunately, the last few years, it has become the pattern, that players show a lot in the beginning, and then get dragged down to AW’s mediocre level as time passes. Hope Aubameyang will be an exception.

  6. Break-on-through says:

    Yes he seems like a stand up guy, great type to have around the team. He has no complaints about moving out wide to accommodate Lacazette. Walcott had the cheek to demand a central role and held us to ransom before going back out wide with tail between his legs. He’s pure class, the smile he plays with reminds me of Santi, they love what they do.

  7. Tas says:

    Let’s face it he is after all a professional footballer with a greedy agent so if another team bigger then Arsenal comes calling you can bet he will want to go, remeber Sanchez in his first season what we was all saying about him??

    If he can gives us three good seasons I’ll be over the moon he will be 31 yo then and hope we can build a good team around him and our half a dozen good players

  8. Johnr says:

    There is a quiet transition of players in and out of this arsenal team………..the forward line has been completely changed……..the defense is a work in progress………all young aggressive……smart…..confident….good ball handlers….,,with Koscielny the only old defender…………next is the midfield……..

  9. Ks-gunner says:

    Arsenal plays to Aubumas strengths so his form is no news to me. What we need to do next is secure a new manager and secure the poz where we lack quality. Gk, Cb, Dm and why not go for Griezman or make a nice bid for Martial ??

  10. Ks-gunner says:

    Is there is a god then make allegri to arsenal happen ?

  11. .Innit says:

    Real Madrid 0 – 3 Juventus

    1. .Innit says:

      Arsenal (and Moscow) should keep this in mind. Anything can happen in football. A big lead can evaporate

  12. ks-gunner says:

    No real Cl without a proper penalty shoot out. lol. Forca Juve!!!

  13. ks-gunner says:

    Brit ref are garbage

    1. Footballistrivial says:

      That was a clear penalty if that’s what you’re referring to.

    2. RSH says:

      It was a penalty though. Benatia is all over Vasquez and kicks the front of him, hardly touches the ball. One of the few times a last minute pen for Madrid is legitimate.

      1. ks-gunner says:

        Some manager once said, that this is part of the game. Being smart and falling down as soon contact is being made. It was soft, and the players where trying to influence the ref from the start.

        The ref should have the balls to call it off. I am sure that if it would be the other way around, penalty would never be given.

        1. RSH says:

          It wasn’t soft. Benatia kicked him in his chest and was pushing him down. Vazquez wasn’t even going down easily, its pretty obvious he was lowering his body to properly chest the ball. Saying it was not a pen is simply wrong. But I understand Madrid is the most hated team in football and to ever side with them, especially on a last minute penalty is essentially a sin. Just calling it how it is though. Michael Oliver was spot on.

  14. Break-on-through says:

    Tough on Juve that, great showing all the same. Liv have a great chance with victory in that comp, what has happened to the giants. I reckon Juventus would be a tougher game for Klopp because of their organizing and Allegri’s tactical nous. Madrid will be like city, Liv an underdog like they prefer and they could cut that defence to shreds. Bayern don’t look as strong as they once were but should be a very capable side all the same. We might be playing one of these for a super cup if all goes well.

    Allegri looks like he’d be a great capture. The only thing though is that he doesn’t necessarily stick road runners in the CF position. He likes a player that can hold up the ball and likes at least the option of a big man fighting for aerial dominance. Conte is the same, it’s an Italian thing throughout the years.

    1. ks-gunner says:

      Allegri was also performing very good with milan. A good manager. At that times Milan got also robbed by a refer y decision. We should not kid our self about changing managers. Wenger is far away from calling it off. He is to much self absorbed in his ego, and there is no exit from it. Not that he will remain next year, but he will push to get himself a new contract as well. Just wait and see.

  15. Nayr says:

    allegri is top notch.

    that is what i have been saying.
    we need a coach with good organisation skills and defensive discipline.

    allegri,simeone type.

    we dont need another attacking coach likes of tuchel and enrique since due to the spending power of the likes of city and chelsea,we are slowly becoming top 4 underdogs.

  16. John Ibrahim says:

    liverfool is expected to win..
    they have pace, form, confidence and luck

    sallah, mane and firmino are unstoppable

    just like in 2005…they are going to win it

  17. Ozziegunner says:

    Both Aubameyang and Lacazette are the strikers Arsenal since Van Persie left. It is great that they apparently have a friendly and cooperative relationship. I look forward to their initial performances to carrying on into future seasons. It should be remembered that Lacazette is currently Arsenal’s top scorer, despite the early impact of the self centred Sanchez, poor service and Lacazette carrying a knee injury requiring surgury.
    As stated by Ks-gunner Arsenal now have to move on to completing the rest of the jig saw; DM (as stated by jon fox, Gilberto Silva has never been adequately replaced since 2008), replacement for Santi Cazola, replacement for Cech, an experienced CB capable to lead the defense and a new manager.
    We have some good young defenders in Holding, Chambers, Mavropanos and Bellerin, a good young goalkeeper in Macey and a good young DM in Bielik; all they require is good coaching in the discipline, structure, communication and techniques of organized team defending.

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      Sorry should have said “Arsenal required since Van Persie left”.

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        van persie left us about 6 years ago…..

        laca and auba would have been young, inexperience and unproven back then

        1. Innit says:

          I think he meant the quality of strikers that we’ve needed since RVP was sold. Not getting those specifically exactly 6 years ago.

          Not necessarily 6 years ago specifically but at any time during the past 6 years.
          For example Wenger could have tried to Aubameyang/Lacazette last summer or previous summer (would have helped us maybe beat Leicester too the Title).

          1. John Ibrahim says:

            the question is gazadis got perez for him which is obviously not what he wants

            things may have turn out differenty if vardy agree to join and gabriel did not get injured….we will not have perez and mustafic

          2. Ozziegunner says:

            Innit is correct John, I did mean type of striker, rather than specific players. There was a fair gap in time also, between Van Persie leaving and Perez arriving at Arsenal. I don’t believe Wenger gave Perez a fair go and he has a reasonably good record for the minutes played.
            As far as other strikers available at the time, Arsenal missed out on Suarez for one and Ibranovich “doesn’t do trials”.

  18. Ackshay says:

    I would prefer aubameyang over 10 kane all day long. Pleading to Fa to get that goal just shows how a shit team player he is. Auba is also a goal chaser but let lacazette score while England darling takes goal from eriksen. Pathetic dont remember even the supposed selfish egomaniac Ronaldo doing that.

  19. Sandeep says:

    Can we get T Vermaelen from barca?

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