Arteta talks about Aubameyang’s performance

Fri 26 February 2021 | 17:19

Arsenal boss talks about Aubameyang’s form in the recent matches.

Many pundits thought that


prime has ended following his bad start in the 2020-21 season, but after scoring two goals against Benfica,


has talked about his improvement, saying that he is still an important player to the Gunners.

"He is getting into much better positions, his rhythm during the games is much better with and without the ball, his movement.”

Arteta said


"The week before when we played Benfica, he had three big chances and I am not worried about him missing them because I know if he gets in those positions, he is going to be scoring consistently so this is what he has to demand of himself. If we have Auba at his best, as a team we obviously have a much better chance to be successful.

"Sometimes when you go through difficult moments, you can have those difficult moments and get into a sad mode and I think that's the worst thing you can do, because nobody has to feel sorry for themselves when you're having those moments.

"What you have to do is get upset, get angry, work harder and approach the situation and face it. Face the challenge in a way that creates more motivation and more hunger to do it and I think in recent weeks I've seen that reaction.

"For example, in a training session before we played here he missed a penalty and he was really upset. Instead of going sad, he got upset and I said to the coaching staff that I like that, and that he would be fine tomorrow. When you have that mentality, I think that's the right way to approach it."

source: SportMob