The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were expecting big things for the second-half of the season after their side’s January transfer window.
After several years of mediocrity, it looked as though things were finally changing at the Emirates. Big money was spent over the summer with the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, whilst the recruitment of both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was expected to really help turn Arsenal’s season around.
Aubameyang was, undoubtedly, the star of the show for the Gunners, and it was easy to see why. He had a remarkable goalscoring record in Germany, and his pace and technique on the ball looked likely to make him a surefire hit in England.
However, it hasn’t worked out that way for him yet, with the Gabonese yet to make his mark in England. Indeed, against Man City on Thursday, he had one of his toughest evenings yet, with a missed penalty summing up what was an otherwise poor night for him in front of goal.
It hasn’t taken long for the Arsenal fans over on Twitter to turn on the forward, with many taking to the site to reveal their frustration at his poor form.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
#Aubameyang is that new shiny LEGO set you got for Christmas but were too lazy to read the instructions for and build correctly, so you threw pieces together & hoped your idea was better. Not his fault for how he’s been trying to feed off literal scraps…you were warned #AFC
— Andrew Thompson (@AFCBvB1410) March 1, 2018
Aubameyang missing that penalty really sums up the atmosphere within the Arsenal team. Couldn’t even score an open goal if he tried. No confidence from any of the players at any period. The body language resembles that of a team who’ve already admitted defeat. #AFC #AFCVMCFC
— Reece (@TrueGunnerUK) March 1, 2018
Keep in mind that before lacazette and aubameyang going arsenal, they scores a combined total of 160 goals since the 2015/16 season.
They have officially been advertised. #AFC
— Jamesmarch (@jamesmarch27) March 1, 2018
— ℓιѕα єαяиѕнαω (@lisa_jane23) March 1, 2018
— Lee Jackson (@LeeJackson_1) March 1, 2018
I don't care that #Aubameyang is new, he's going to be an absolute flop because he doesn't have the hunger, he's not desperate to score goals. When he's not getting chances he doesn't have the aggression to demand more from Özil and co. He's no @IanWright0, Henry or Bergkamp.
— Jordan S.
Aubameyang is going to flop way worse than Laca. Can't believe we spent 60 million on this bloke with the problems in the rest of our team
— Matt (@_MattAFC) March 1, 2018
Refund for Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan bad spending #bbcfootball
— Abdul Said (@lafleure355) March 1, 2018
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