Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he has struggled in front of goal for Arsenal this season but remains focused on getting back to his best.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he has failed to hit expected heights this season in terms of his goal-count.
Quite uncharacteristic of him, the Gabonese striker has scored just three league goals so far this season. A particular low point coming against Burnley last month when he scored an own goal that saw Burnley take all three points at the time.
With key-man Aubameyang struggling for goals, it was no surprise to equally see Arsenal make a woeful start to the season.
However, Mikel Arteta’s men look to be back on track of late with four successive wins on the trot in all competitions.
In similar fortunes, Aubameyang is hopeful his finishing touch will follow suit soon.
“From the beginning of this season I was struggling a lot but I think this is part of football” the Arsenal captain told Sky Sports.
“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.”
After once featuring in the relegation discussions, Arsenal can now look towards the upper half of the table after a recent upturn in fortunes.
Aubameyang scored his first goal of 2021 in his side’s FA Cup victory over Newcastle but adds that keeping the momentum in the Premier League is the most important priority for Arsenal at the moment.
“At the moment we are playing well and we have to follow this way” he added.
“If we win the couple of games that are coming we can turn around the situation. We are not so far from the top six so this is the moment to be back in the competition.”