Last January, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came into the Arsenal squad as the club’s record transfer and after bagging an impressive ten goals and four assists in his first 13 Premier League games, supposed issues with attitude problems look a long way behind the 29-year-old.
I remember when we signed Auba, there were some concerns over attitude. But now, it actually turns out that he is one of the most cheerful guys in the team, getting along with everyone and creating a positive atmosphere. Also interacts with the fans on social media. What a guy.
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 26 July 2018
If Arsenal’s Gabonese frontman goes at the same rate this season at Arsenal as he did last season then he’ll finish the season with 30 goals and 12 assists, which would put him well in the running for the Premier League golden boot, however, he’ll have to stave off competition from the likes of Harry Kane, Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero to do that. The Gunners, though, will be more than keen to get back to playing Premier League football with Auba in the squad.
Since Unai Emery came in, he’s done little to change Arsenal’s attacking options. The Spanish gaffer has mainly focused on tightening up Arsenal’s leaky defence by bringing in a number of defensive reinforcements and a new shot-stopper. Emery will know that with Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan he has what he needs to take teams apart next season, now it’s just about getting the balance between defence and attack right and the club can compete for top-four again.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Aubameyang here:
His mood is so contagious. Dude keeps lifting the team spirit everyday. His happiness is making me happy.
— olatunde (@demmylade_tee) July 26, 2018
If you’d followed Auba on & off the field rather than following news,
Then there won’t have been any CONCERNS at all.
— Apparently ARSENAL (@appaars) 26 July 2018
He’s happy at a bigger club you should know
— Ish (@Forson_17) 26 July 2018
Absolutely! Love that guy.
— awwbama-yay! (@jondoeski) July 26, 2018
His attitude has been outstanding. Always wearing a smile, positive in nature, jokes around with everyone and then has almost a 1:1 match/goal ratio
— Arsenalitic (@Arsenalitic) July 26, 2018
And to think, it's still this concern over his attitude that deterred us from signing him in summer.
But i thank God, our hesitant made us get Laca now allowing us 2super strikers.
As i believe me if we got Aubaa 1st, we won't have gone for Laca.
What a lost that would've been.
— Mbang Mbang (@Itruthbishop) July 26, 2018
To be honest… Seeing his cheerfulness of late has made me forget his time at Dortmund.
— GODSFAVOUR AMEDARI (@Amedari_lechi) July 26, 2018
I agree this man is a star , best attitude like handing over a penalty to his team mate. I hope he is around the Arsenal family for a long time.
— Dominic Zenden (@DJZenden) July 26, 2018
Just from the handful of tweets above it’s clear to see how much the Arsenal fans love having Aubameyang in their squad.