Can Aubameyang be Arsenal’s secret weapon against Man City?

Poor old Alexandre Lacazette set Arsenal fans on fire by knocking in goals as soon as the season started after his arrival from Lyon this summer, but his confidence seemed to disappear after 5 or 6 games and Arsene Wenger decided to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just six months after the Frenchman’s arrival which relegated Lacazette to the bench.

The French international was supposed to be our saviour in the goalscoring department, but that mantle has now been passed on to Aubameyang, who had scored in his first Arsenal appearance against Everton but couldn’t get a look in against Tottenham. Will he get back to goalascoring form against the mighty City?

Arsene Wenger is hoping that the Gabonese international can be our secret weapon tomorrow. The Boss said on “He has intelligent movement, great pace, and he is a great finisher, a cool finisher. In the box he always has an eye on the goalkeeper. They are the finishers. He was not at his best physically when he arrived, but he has moved on a lot physically.

“I think he can give us a big lift and be very efficient in the Cup Final.”

His old strike partner Henrikh Mhkitarayan is cup tied for tomorrow so won’t be on hand to assist him, but surely Mesut Ozil can do his job in that department and cause real problems for the City defence. Obviously he can’t win the game for us on his own and we will need our defence to be extra solid for a change, having only kept two clean sheets in there last 14 games, and one of those was against Ostersunds!

But it would be really good if Aubameyang can become an instant hero for us and win us a Cup Final on only his third appearance for us.

All hail Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang! COYG!!!

Sam P


  1. Shankj says:

    Until and unless wenger open his eye and see that Wilshere and iwobi are two wrost player and shouldn’t play for arsenal, there is no hope. Look at there statistics and you will see that they are amongst worst for the position they play. (Actually they are inferior than than low level team player at similar position).
    Comapre the results when these two play and you will see that Arsenal win rate drop whenever either of two plays. But some blind arsenal fans also don’t want to admit this fact.

    1. Innit says:

      I agree with you completely on Iwobi
      Wenger?? loves ????? Iwobi
      But not Wilshere. Hes a good player. He’s just injured often
      Xhaka, Eleny, Welbeck are worse players than Wilshere

      1. Shankj says:

        wilshere is amongst worst player in arsenal…..just see his stats and compare it with other players of other team….his assists, pass accuracy in final third, key passes, tackle etc are below than the average players playing for other teams.
        Arsenal loses more game games when he plays

        1. Dee23 says:

          Most pundits will tell you that Wilshire is England’s best midfielder. Even players and former players of rival clubs would stress how important Wilshire is to our national squad going to Russia. Here’s the thing. Even top players can have bad spells and poor form. He is a technically gifted player and far more creative than you and other critics give him credit for.

          Ozil is a top player but sometimes he has poor games for Arsenal and can be less effective. It doesn’t take away from the fact that he is one of the best midfielders in Europe.

          Arsenal are full of quality players the problems is that they don’t always play well together as a team. Look at OX at Liverpool or Walcott at Everton. Sometimes it takes something as simple as a different formation or manager to get the best out of a player. An under performing player at Arsenal doesn’t mean that the player is crap.

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  2. Innit says:

    Well, he isn’t much of a secret innit ?
    But he is definitely one of our best weapons. ? ???
    Other players can score goals ⚽like Ozil, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey even Monreal/Kolsanic have scored recently. But with Lacazette ? gone and our only option of Welbeck ???? up front we will rely heavily on Aubameyang up front.

    We will need to start Aubameyang, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, (no Welbeck, Iwobi please)

    1. GB says:

      Mkhi is cup tied.

    2. Innit says:

      I did it again!!! ????
      Thanks for reminding me

      I guess Aubameyang, Ozil and Wilshere or Welbeck or Iwobi ????

      1. Midkemma says:

        I would much prefer to see Nelson given a chance over Welbroke or Iwobi.
        He has done well in the u23 but not given much of a chance in the 1st team, he has been scoring from AM while being a creative influence… Welbroke and Iwobi are not looking good enough so let the hungry teenager have a go and a chance to step up.

    3. mildredsmith says:

      I completely agree with your last sentence….not to sound racist being a black female….damn those two black guys are talentless and annoying as hell. God help us…how did dey even enter arsenal???

  3. Sue says:

    I hope so! Looking forward to seeing him play tomorrow… been a while!

  4. AndersS says:

    Wherein lies the secret?
    But then again, maybe Wenger will play him as CB 🙂

    1. Midkemma says:

      Don’t you mean GK? A GK with pace to get on the end of his own goalkicks to assist himself to score…



  5. gotanidea says:

    Aubameyang needs good crosses, through balls and direct style of play, like what he had in Dortmund, because he likes to run behind the defenders.

    Ozil was expected to create perfect through balls to Giroud, Walcott, Welbeck, Perez, Sanchez and Lacazette in open play, but it rarely happens. Let see whether he can provide for Aubameyang or not, because both Lacazette and Aubameyang are clinical strikers.

    1. Innit says:

      Agree. Wish we could have more crosses or sign a deadly crosser

      Ozil needs another Cazorla type player behind him, i think. A creative midfielder who can get the ball to him in the right position for him to create his magic. Ozil is a player who relies on other top players unfortunately. I miss Cazorla and Rosicky. They were excellent central midfielders

      1. Midkemma says:

        I like your view on Ozil, he is a class player but he does suffer when he lacks quality around him.
        I would go as far as to say that we need a top DM as well, someone he can trust in to win the ball back and then someone who can find him in space for the attack. Coquelin didn’t offer much going forward but with an intelligent player like Cazorla next to him, it covered his weakness and it worked for Ozil as well.

  6. bran911 says:

    Yes so secret coz they don’t know we have him.. let’s keep this a secret guys till Sunday

  7. Break-on-through says:

    At least 50 percent of the blame must go to Wenger and our coaching staff for veering our brand spanking new shiny Gunner in the wrong direction. Both Lacazette and Kolasinac had the start you would hope for….

    Koli made an Iron Mike Tyson type of of impression immediately almost, he had side show bob chicken out of a 50 50 after hitting the scoring charts to boot.

    Lacazette opened his account in the most deadliest of fashions by guiding a headed ball straight into the sweet spot. The last time I seen a headed goal as sweet as that, with much intent, was Lewendowski, it was the first time I seen anything of Lewy and it left an impression on me. I said at the time that this is a player who knows exactly where the posts stand.

    They should have stroked these boyz egos instead of whatever the hell else they did.
    Lacazette also hit a beauty from outside the box, remember that one, he used the defender to block the keepers eye line before curling it perfectly and swiftly past the keeper. Oh yeah, and what about that bullet from Ironman himself, poor goalkeeper could’ve been killed.

    Wenger, you have some explaining to do.

    Aubameyang, he is the calibre you’d want, others need to step up though if we are to get the best out from him. One things for sure, I can see allot of quick breaks in our future with Aubameyang blitzing through on goal before rounding the keeper. Need another top level attacking midfielder to off balance the lack of runners, Fekir might do, or Dembelle. Then our front line is sorted, we can start looking at midfield centre and the area where you put your best warriors in.

    1. Midkemma says:

      Wenger shouldn’t be in charge of the coaching anymore, now that Gazidis is finally acting to break up the managers role then now is the time to look at pinching the best coaches from around the world and giving them direct responsibility for coaching players.

      Obviously the manager would be talking to the head of CB coaching and head of CM coaching etc, the tactics the manager wants to play and the abilities of the players, the development… Basically, the manager manages the head of coaches but the CEO is the one they answer to.

      Tactics and club politics. The manager role could be reduced to that.

      It would mean we never have a ‘Wenger situation’ again, a manager who is relied upon too heavily that it was a hindrance.

  8. Break-on-through says:

    It’s too late anyhow, Merson has put money on Arsenal winning by one goal, 2-1 he says. So you know what that means, if anyone plays Sky Super 6 well then they’ll know where to put the smart money.

    Speaking of smart money. I cannot believe so many people missed out on the Bitcoin payday. After watching all those movies about Apple Facebook Google along every geek formerly of a schweiin or berg sounding name, you think us idiots would have cottoned onto it by now. It’s like we’re all comfortable drowning in poverty, pigs in muck, no risk burn, we deserve to be dominated by our intellectual betters. In the beginning we were the the top dog, because of us the fittest of the fit thrived and the human race blossomed. But it all turned on it’s head, the people with the brain power realized that the brain is a much bigger asset, and boy did they get that engraved onto society, or you might say ..written in stone, if you’re able to can get that.

    Anyway, back to Merse, I thought that people around the game even ex players and now pundits were not able to bet. They come across info that the average man is last to get, sometimes don’t get.

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