Aubameyang’s form is influencing Unai Emery sack decision.
Arsenal would have gotten rid of Unai Emery by now if the Spaniard didn’t have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring freely.
Under Emery, Arsenal has struggled to find a place among Europe’s top clubs, and the fans and even club legends have been calling for the head of the Spaniard.
However, the form of Aubameyang has been impressive and seems to have bought the manager some time. Aubameyang scored 31 goals in all competitions for the Gunners last season. This season he has already netted nine times in 13 games so far.
Emery’s side has struggled for wins lately, as they have won just one of their last five games in all competitions.
Aubameyang was overlooked when the Spaniard named Granit Xhaka as the team’s captain.
The attacker is now the team’s stand-in skipper and returned the faith with a goal against Wolves at the weekend. Without Aubameyang’s eight league goals, Arsenal would have scored just eight league goals together as a team.
The Gabonese attacker remains a reliable centre forward but has been used mostly as a left-sided attacker. Alexandre Lacazette seems to be preferred up top when they play together. Wherever he plays, he still delivers and Unai Emery should pray that he doesn’t hit a bad run of form soon.
If that does happen then Emery could be out of the door sooner than expected. But what a quandary that is for Arsenal fans.
Do they hope Aubameyang stops scoring so Arsenal can get a new manager or do they want him to continue to help bail Emery out?