Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, has given a favorable update on striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners overcame Aston Villa 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium Thursday night.
Arteta had a night full of positives, but there was one area where Arsenal supporters were concerned: Aubameyang.
The Gabonese international, who scored his team’s second goal, was limping in the last minutes, so Arteta replaced him with Gabriel Martinelli.
With seven goals already this season, any setback to the 32-year-old may have a negative impact for Arsenal.
Arteta, on the other hand, offers excellent news, claiming that Aubameyang was simply taken off due to cramps.
“No, no, he was cramping,” the Spaniard stated when asked about the player by Football London.
Aubameyang is now looking like the player he was in an Arsenal jersey.
Last season, the former Borussia Dortmund striker had a terrible season by his own lofty standards, scoring just 15 goals in all competitions.
Remember, no player in the club’s history has scored 50 goals faster than Aubameyang, who has done it in less games than Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, or Robin van Persie.
That alone demonstrates how devastating the guy was during his first couple of years at the Emirates, and if he can reclaim that form, Arsenal would profit greatly.