‘That’s what we want’ Arteta hints star man has been transformed

Mikel Arteta has opened up on the stunning form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in this campaign

The club captain suffered an uncharacteristic slump in form last season and scored only 10 goals in the league.

His poor form contributed to Arsenal finishing the campaign in a lowly 8th position.

After adding the likes of Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga to the squad, Arsenal is having a better season and will hopefully end it inside the European places.

Aubameyang has been instrumental to the Gunners’ return to form and it is not just his goals that have stood him out.

The Gabonese striker has also had a different attitude on and off the pitch and he seems to be enjoying life at Arsenal so much more once again.

Ahead of his team’s match against Leicester City tomorrow, Arteta spoke about the striker’s transformation from last season and reveals they discussed the poor campaign.

Now Auba has hit top form and he is acting as the perfect leader for this young Arsenal team.

‘Obviously when you have a season where as a team and individually we haven’t fulfilled our expectations, we have to find the reasons why,’ explained Arteta as quoted by The Daily Mail

‘How we can change, how we can improve, how we can help him to improve certain things that are going to have a huge impact on the team.

‘He’s been so willing to lead from the start and I’m so pleased because his role is different to the one that he had two or three years ago. Now he needs to lead in every sense and he’s doing that and I’m really happy with it.

‘I think he is enjoying it and as you can see on the pitch, he is playing with a smile on his face. He is transmitting energy, passion, willingness – not only on the pitch but outside the pitch as well.

‘That’s what we want. A happy Auba is linked with his character and that’s what he’s able to transmit to everybody. That energy is always positive for the team.’

With 4 goals from 8 league matches so far, Aubameyang looks set to end this season with up to 20 goals.

If he can score that much, Arsenal would easily end the campaign in a better position than last season, considering they have also fixed their leaky defence.

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  1. He’s been brilliant; long may it continue!

    OT.. Great win for the U23s against Leeds tonight. Fought back from 2-1 down to win 4-2. Balogun with a brace.
    (Greenwood opened the scoring for Leeds!)
    Top of the table 👍

    1. Great news Sue,

      There is such a nice buzz around Arsenal atm. Were going to lose games of course, but that comes with having the youngest squad in the prem. There will be blips and inconsistencies but we have to get back in the saddle like we did last week from Palace to Villa. Let’s not forget Palace have beaten or draw with some decent teams so far their no pushover now.

      Nkethia doing well in the week, more potential than you can shake a stick at within Hale End academy. A squad that looks to becoming into it own and is well balanced. We can see, we’re finally heading in the right direction. Even the most adamant critic would have to admit it now.

      For some errors Arteta has made on the field which comes with his inexperience. Edu Arteta and of course the BFG have to get credit where credits due for their efforts off the field. They’ve have had to sort the club out at a very difficult time and created a good young foundation full of positivity. They have also managed to trimmed an aging, bloated, very overpaid squad too. Okay we had to let some go for free but needs must and it seems to be for the greater good.

  2. Well said James. Also, the fact that Auba is leading from the front and is enjoying life at Arsenal again is fantastic for the team as a whole. That said, we seem to have fine talent and potential in the U23 level which bodes well for the future of Arsenal.

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