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Arteta also expects a lot from Aubameyang

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 24, 2020
Impressive at the end of last season and at the start of the current one, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stalling for some time and more specifically since the formalization of his contract extension. In the last four league games, he has remained silent in front of opposing goals. A slump which earned him some spikes in the English press. Asked about this, Mikel Arteta, the team manager, could have defended his player, but he chose the stick method, with the hope of touching the pride of his protégé.

“It’s normal that there are a lot of expectations on Aubameyang”

“He is expected to score in every game, and that is because of his status as a great player and what he has done in the past and what people expect. of him in the future, said the Spanish coach at a press conference. He has to live with it and we are there to support him when he experiences difficult times. “

The Gunners manager therefore respects external opinions when his players are singled out. On the other hand, he quickly turned a blind eye when it was suggested that he was responsible for the Gabonese poor form by not putting it in a fixed position on the ground. “When he’s not scoring, there’s always the question ‘Why isn’t he playing like new?’ That comes up. Then when you move him to a point, it’s: “Why didn’t you keep him on the left because he did so well in that role?” This is what will happen, I’m sure, ”he lamented. Aubameyang and Arsenal’s next outing will be Sunday against Leicester at home.