Opinion: We cannot ignore that Aubameyang’s goals have seized up after new deal

One of the biggest fears that I had as an Arsenal fan was our team suffering the same fate with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as we did with Mesut Ozil.

The German’s form tailed off after he signed his latest deal with us in 2018 and that was one reason to consider when we were under pressure to hand Aubameyang a new deal.

The striker practically helped us to win the FA Cup and the Community Shield single handily with his goals earlier in the year and we cannot say that he didn’t earn his new deal.

However, what we all expected from him when he signed a new deal is that he would keep scoring the goals for the team.

That has almost stopped now and I cannot help but admit to a feeling of Deja Vu.

Some fans think that his poor form is just a temporary issue and that we have to separate it from the fact that he got a new deal and his goals dried up.

For me, we cannot take out that narrative from the conversation, because it is exactly what has happened.

My hope is that Aubameyang’s starts scoring again soon, and I know that he is a top talent that will get back to form eventually, but he has to prove that it was worth the wages of his new deal.

An article from Ime

Tags Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

8 Comments

  1. Kedar says:

    He needs service….
    If you can’t put him through to goal, he can’t score

    1. Roachie says:

      Agreed Kedar

  2. lcw says:

    The new deal has little to do with it. Goals seized up for the whole offense and the credit goes to MA. Other coaches are finding it easy to stymie our players and we have yet to adjust.

  3. kats says:

    Another “Özil..hahaha”
    I think Auba’s target drought is highly because due to lack of service from midfielders. Put Özil there (shamefully we never come to see him again) or recruit another creative midfielder.

    Sad to say it but we will not see Aubu score more that a couple goals more, at highest this year. I hope I am wrong

  4. ken1945 says:

    Without someone creating chances for him, Aubameyang will struggle.

    We need someone to do this and, having just read that MA has turned down Erik’s on I can only hope he has someone else in mind.

    1. Sue says:

      Those rumours aren’t going away, Ken. Reports saying the price could be as low as 12m….

      1. ken1945 says:

        Sue, I’m being thick!!!
        Is that the price for Eriksen, Aubameyang or Pepe? 🤣😂😇

        1. Sue says:

          All 3, Ken, in the January sales 😆😜
          For Eriksen… I only mentioned it as 12m is the sort of price I can imagine us wanting this window, as we’re led to believe money will be sparse!

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