Mikel Arteta understands the recent Aubameyang criticism

Mikel Arteta has revealed that it is understandable that pressure had started to mount on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the Gabon striker didn’t score a goal in a couple of games.

Aubameyang has been arguably Arsenal’s most important player since he signed and it is for that reason that the club did all they could to get him on a new deal.

The striker almost single-handedly helped the Gunners win the FA Cup and Community Shield earlier in the year.

His former deal was to expire at the end of this season, but the club managed to get him on a new contract.

As soon as he signed on the dotted lines, his goals dried up temporarily and it was a worrying few games for Arsenal fans.

Some fans had started to fear that the Mesut Ozil situation was repeating itself, however, the striker scored his first goal after the new deal against Rapid Wien on Thursday and Arteta has revealed that the criticism is normal because he is expected to score all the time.

Manager Arteta said as quoted by the Mail Online: ‘No [I’m not surprised by the criticism] because expectations for him are that he has to score a goal every game so this comes with the nature of the big player that he is, what he has done in the past.

‘People expect that from him in the future. We are here to help him with that, and we will support him when difficult times come around him.’

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  1. Arsenal aint finishing top 6 !! fact !! Leicester Liverpool Utd Chelsea spuds will all finish above us !! Laca is the worst striker i have ever seen at the club he makes Bendtner look amazing !! Laca plays so deep never a threat plays behind everyone !! defenders of the opponents must see Laca on the team sheet and think well thats easy !! eddie is far far far better !! 433 and play ceballos where ??? i thought he would be through the middle linking play but oh no more out a wide midfielder !! ??? WTF Laca is shocking !! and whilst we keep playing him which Arteta will we wont win anything or finish in top 6 i think we a chance of finsihing in top 10 this season i really do !! leicester UTD CHELSEA LIVERPOOL CITY SPUDS all will finish above us fact !! with Everton and Villa just below them and us 9th !! Arteta is struggling and dreaming if he thinks we are going to finish any where near top 6 !! won 3 lost 3 and scrapped wins against shef utd and west ham when really we should have lost both !! fulham the only team we looked good against and everyone is beating them !! haha we can have Partey Abua Gabriel Tierney Saka but whilst we play laca we aint winnign nothing !! fact !! ANOTHER SEASON OF GLOOM !! AND NOTHIGN MORE THAN WE DESERVE !! if Arteta cannot see laca is crap then what can i say !!

    1. Why is Lacazette having to drop so deep to get the ball? Who is taking the ball forward from midfield, other than Tierney?

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