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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals Arsenal players’ meeting ahead of turnaround in form


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was back among the goals on Sunday against Tottenham (Picture: Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that the Arsenal players got together for a ‘chat’ after their comprehensive defeat to Manchester City last month, a talk which has helped them spring to life and record four victories on the spin.

The Gunners were at a real low point after losing their first three Premier League games of the season to Brentford, Chelsea and Man City, with the pressure already piling on manager Mikel Arteta.

However, they have responded in near perfect style, beating Norwich City and Burnley in the Premier League and AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup before a memorable 3-1 win over Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon.

Morale among players and fans may have been suffering at the end of August, but the rousing win over Spurs will have seen confidence soar and their will be great expectations heading into league games against Brighton, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa coming up.

The Arsenal captain said things had to change after the 5-0 humbling at the Etihad, the squad talked things out, and they are now reaping the rewards of a more positive feeling among the players.

‘We are doing a good run over the last couple of games now,’ Aubameyang told Sky Sports after the win over Spurs.

Bukayo Saka celebrated his first league goal of the season (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I think after the game against City it was time to have the chat between us players, this is what we did.

‘We want to go forward, we want to win games, it was important for us to make everything clear.

‘I think we are doing well right now and the feeling is really good.’

Aubameyang scored the second goal of the game against Tottenham, with Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka netting either side of his effort.

The Gabonese striker was also full of praise for the two Arsenal youngsters that have been so impressive in recent months, hoping that his own kids will replicate their journeys.

‘Arsenal can be proud of these boys [Smith Rowe and Saka] because they are great guys who are doing well,’ Aubameyang said. ‘I’m happy that my kids will go to Hale End and maybe one day be like Smith Rowe.’

The Gunners go to Brighton in the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday as they look to record a fourth straight Premier League win.


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