Mikel Arteta reacts to Aubameyang missing out on the Golden Boot

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 22 Premier League goals this season, equalling his goal haul from the last campaign.

The Gunners’ captain won the Golden Boot for his efforts last season, but he missed out on it this season by just the single goal.

He scored twice in the final game of the season against Watford and maybe should have had a third, which would have tied him with Jamie Vardy, the eventual winner.

It was obvious to see that the Gabonese star wanted to score as many goals as he could today, but he failed to get one more during the game and Mikel Arteta has reacted to the striker’s efforts.

The Spaniard was speaking after the game and he admitted that the striker did try to get the award with his efforts and he also claimed that his teammates wanted to help him achieve that as well.

Arteta told reporters as quoted by Football London:

“You could see he was really trying, sometimes his team-mates were trying too hard to get him a goal.”

Aubameyang has been Arsenal’s top scorer since he joined the club and the Gunners will hope that he will put pen to paper on a new deal soon.

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8 Comments

  1. Jah son says:

    I personally think Arteta robbed Aubameyang today after bringing kola and Eddie on.

    1. Godswill says:

      I completely agree.

    2. Highbury Hero says:

      He has robbed him by playing him on the wing to accommodate Nketiah. What’s so special about Nketiah? How many goals has he scored as our CF? What is going on here?

      1. Timi says:

        I thought I was the only one who ask this question about Nketiah

  2. James Gunner says:

    Abu is stalling on his contarct. No player is bigger than the club. The problem is he is responsible for at least 50% of Arsenal goals.
    However I believe Arteta must get a reliable striker asap to show Arsenal cannot be held to ransom by any player.

    1. RFrancis says:

      And Mr Gunner, we should seek to rebuild or re-balance the squad to create more goal-scoring opportunities for other players. It is interesting to note that none of top four teams had contenders for the Golden Boot. The fact that he is responsible for 50% of our goals is testament to how weak the rest of the squad is. The real truth is the league and the game itself are changing very fast and we still trapped in the Arsene Wegner era.

  3. Babafemi Sunday says:

    Attimes,Arteta exhibits himself as a kill joy man. Who knows what he and Arsenal board decided secretly.
    Arteta should still be under Pep’s training. Keeping quiet when learning under someone doesn’t make you a good coach,besides, throughout his playing years he never played for Spanish senior national team,how good he was !.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      Mourinho was never a player. the great Arsene and Ferguson were fringe players at best.

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