Arsenal haven’t had a particularly good few weeks, and their last game in the Europa League is perhaps the best example of that. Despite heading into their first-leg tie against Bate as the favourites, the Gunners ended the game on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline – and that doesn’t even tell half the story.
In truth, it was a poor performance from the Gunners, and it was arguably one of their most disappointing displays of the season. If not for Unai Emery’s forlorn figure on the sidelines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was a display overseen by Arsene Wenger, rather than current boss.
Lacking energy, enthusiasm and determination, Arsenal fell well below par – and not for the first time this season.
However, it’s not over. Arsenal can still turn the game around, and they’ll get that chance this evening (Thursday), with Bate set to come to the Emirates Stadium.
Pics of today training before tomorrow’s match !! Need to win this game pic.twitter.com/bQzhaJcsls
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) February 20, 2019
Ahead of the game, forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has highlighted the need for Arsenal to win the game over on Twitter, and unsurprisingly, lots of Arsenal fans have responded with their own demands. Specifically, many are looking for their star forward to be the difference – with calls for a huge performance from the Gabonese forward. See what fans have had to say below:
Get a hat-trick for your boy pic.twitter.com/3yz4x5LW5B
— Elliot (@LacaSweat) February 20, 2019
Please get a goal or two tomorrow Auba. pic.twitter.com/v2VKGV9M9Z
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) February 20, 2019
Hat trick tomorrow boss
— Ben⁴⁸ (@ReissNelson48) February 20, 2019
— sebastiangooner86 (@sebastiangoone1) February 20, 2019
Do bits out there Pierre
— Ä (@AFCTyphon) February 20, 2019
Please auba deliver. I believe in you bag a hatrick I beg. Good luck
— Hazmat3009 (@hazmat3009) February 20, 2019
Hat trick or we riot
— Gregs (@george_gregs17) February 20, 2019
— KILSK (@junior_lionel) February 20, 2019
Don’t let us down plizzz..
— Andy Theory (@andytheoryUG) February 20, 2019
Need you to score minimum 5 goals tomorrow or I’ll be very dissapointed. Cheers bro
— Lacayang (@danchiville) February 20, 2019
A hat trick would be nice. Cheers
— Eugene Kana (@Eug_G4L) February 20, 2019