Arteta says Aubameyang isn’t undroppable however supplies him together with his full assist
arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta has said that, like the rest of the team of players, Aubameyang is not unstoppable but has fully supported him.
The club captain was rested last night in the north London side’s 4-2 win over Irish side Dundalk in the Europa League. The Gunners have won their group and will find out who they will face in the round of 16 on December 14th. Eddie Nketiah, who scored the first goal on Thursday night, is now Arsenal’s top scorer this season with five goals in all competitions.
When asked if Aubameyang was unstoppable, Arteta said:
“Nobody is unstoppable. Ultimately, we have to find the right players to win football games. But we cannot forget what Auba did for this club and what he did in the last few months rather than years ago. I also see how he trains and how he behaves, how much he wants to change this situation. When I see this kind of hunger, it’s about supporting the player and his status in the team based on the achievements he has made for this football club. “
The Gabonese international has only scored two goals in the Premier League and has not backed down in the league open game since the first game of the season. This is the first time Aubameyang has had a difficult time in front of goal since joining the Gunners in January 2018. He has led the club since moving from Borussia Dortmund to north London and his on-goal struggles have had a significant impact on the team’s results.
It must be noted, however, that the Gunners are struggling to create opportunities for their talisman and this is the main reason for its target drought. Aubameyang has been less clinical in front of goal compared to previous seasons, but hasn’t received the service he needs to get the ball into the net.
Since Unai Emery became Arsenal boss, the north London side have been one of the most efficient teams when it comes to scoring goals. They took first place in the conversion rate in the 2018/19 season and in the 2019/20 campaign Transfer market.
This is evidence that creativity has been flagging for a number of years, but Aubameyang has still managed to win a golden shoe and achieve the goal of maintaining that accolade for the past two seasons. This season, Arsenal ranked 14th in conversion rate, which also shows us that attack efficiency has decreased.
Arsenal were sadly in possession of the ball in the 2020-21 season and if they manage to get more creative and incisive when they have the ball, then Aubameyang will likely implement a large part of the chances he gets.
When asked if Aubameyang’s morale has fallen and if it’s important to keep it positive, Arteta said:
“Listen, today and this week, the reaction I saw from the players and the reaction I saw from the players after the game, I can’t be more proud. Because I know how difficult it is for everyone right now. After you lose a derby, you can be completely devastated and I’ve seen a completely different team, a team that wants to fight, that has great belief in what it’s trying to do, and that is getting harder and harder for themselves and each other wants to push. Auba was one of the main characters there and today he walked the place with an energy that wouldn’t be associated with any team or player who is suffering at the moment and that for me is the way we have to go about it. ”
When asked if Aubameyang is a vocal captain in the locker room, he said:
“He will if necessary, but I think he transmits his energy, desire and commitment to the team in different ways.”