The Gunners skipper scored his first goal in almost two months upon his return to starting XI after a bout of malaria.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was “really happy” to score in his first start for Arsenal following his recovery from malaria.
Aubameyang was able to make use of his first start in over a month to put an end to his six-game goalless streak in the 78 minutes of action afforded to him in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Gabonese marksman scored his side’s second goal in the second half to help the Gunners move back into the top half of the Premier League table.
“I have to say, when you are out for a few weeks you realise how good it is to be back on the pitch,” Aubameyang told post-match, via Goal. “I was really happy to be back first and scoring a goal.”
“At the end for the last five minutes I was dying a little bit. But to tell the truth, I felt good the whole game so I was really happy with that.
“I have to say that the doctors did incredible work with me, bringing me to the hospital and stuff like that. I’m really thankful for them.”