Pierre-Emerick admits to ‘struggling’ but uncertain he can ‘turn this around’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he ‘struggling a lot’ for Arsenal this season, but claims he is ‘still positive’.

The forward has been a fraction of his usual self so far this term, scoring just three Premier League goals in his 15 outings, having previously maintained a record of more than a goal every other game consistently since arriving at the club, as well as in his last four seasons prior to joining from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Aubameyang has now opened up on his struggles, hinting that his exerts toward the end of last season may have taken it’s toll.

“From the beginning of this season I was struggling a lot but I think this is part of football,” Aubz admitted to SkySports.

“We gave a lot at the end of the season to win the FA Cup and to qualify for the Europa League because it was really important for the club.

“Sometimes you have ups and downs and you have to manage as best you can. I tried my best and until now it was not the best performance from me.

“I’m still positive. I think I can turn this around.”

Usually players will vow to turn their form around, and state that they will turn things around, but his words ‘I think’ certainly fill me with doubt.

Where is the confidence, the motivation, the fight that we have come to expect from our main man?

Patrick

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16 Comments

  1. John Hamilton says:

    Take the captaincy away from him so he can concentrate on his own game,
    Tierney is ready and will give us a Tony Adams style of leadership, we so need a leader out there

    1. ozziegunner says:

      I concur John; Aubameyang is not captain material and should be allowed to concentrate on his own game, without the added burden of captaincy.

      1. TobianoGreatman says:

        Hybrid he suddenly not a captain .material because of his struggle, we should support him not criticize him now.

  2. jon fox says:

    These are not the words that I and I suggest almost all Gooners will want to hear fromAuba. They reek of pessimism and a man feeling sorry for himself and are certainly NOT the words of a club captain.
    CAN ANYONE IMAGINE – IN THEIR WILDEST NIGHTMARES – REAL MEN LIKE ADAMS AND VIERA SAYING SUCH A LOT OF SNOWFLAKE NONSENSE.
    In the real world, where so many greedy and pampered Prem players do NOT live, ordinary people work round the clock to keep body and soul tigether and are dying or have close relatives dying or ill.

    THEYwould have too much personal pride and guts to moan about having to be tired while earning hundreds of thousands of pounds a week. This sort of snowflake tripe makes me angry and mad as hell and I feel little but contempt for our fake club captain. Grow up Auba for goodness sake!
    NEEDLESS TO SAY I WOULD IMMEDIATELY STRIP HIM OF THE CAPTAINCY , WHICH HE NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAD ANYWAY AND GIVE IT TO TIERNEY, THE OUTSTANDING LEADER IN OUR CLUB.

  3. Declan says:

    I think Patrick, it’s your glass that’s half full, not Aubamayang’s.

    1. Reggie says:

      Agree 100%. What a twisted article.

  4. Ben proper says:

    Ungreatful fans, after all he did for the club. You all pleaded for him to sign da thing

  5. siamois says:

    How ironic that the people who are constantly accusing others of not being real fans are the same ones who are already slamming Auba(who’s going through his 1st real dry spell )the man who carried us for 2 seasons whose goals won MA “HIS” 2 trophies hypocrisy as its finest if you ask me.

    1. Lenohappy says:

      siamois Any arsenal fans are who hates on Aubamayang is not a real arsenal fan. Even Ronaldo and Messi goes through this phase, this is the English premier league not german league or French league that you will always score over 20goals every season. Any real fan should see that Aubamayang is really trying to get back to form and if you can’t support him that’s your choice.

    2. Sue says:

      👍👍 Siamois

      1. Dan kit says:

        Well Ozils nearly gone so they will need someone else to call greedy and lazy ,it so happens it’s Auba next on highest wages ,so he will do .
        Didn’t see them moaning when he signed a new contract all of 5 months ago ,pretty much the same when Ozil signed .

        1. Sue says:

          Spot on, Dan! 👍👍

  6. Andrew Elder says:

    When Auba signed his ‘crazy’ contract a few months ago I commented that he had better not stop scoring goals or he would become the next Ozil. Little did I know it would happen so soon and that past performances wouldn’t matter one jot.

  7. Edison okojie says:

    Some of you are just too quick to let out opinions that dont sound good.. How can you be suggesting tieny for captaincy now? When did he join the club ? Do you want to create enemity among the players?

    This guy singularly carried us last season and some of you are already against him because he is experiencing poor form.. This is so unfair..

  8. Sue says:

    I’m right behind him! Love the guy…

  9. Wale says:

    @ simiaos, that’s human being for you, when things are in good terms for you, people will love you and want to be with you but when you are having problems, they will all run away and you be become their enemies or their next victim, after ozil, Auba, pepe and willian should get ready for their criticism… I wish them the best in Arsenal jersey…..

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