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Aubameyang replies critics on goal-scoring drought

Timothy Aiyeku

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Under-firing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has replied to critics on his goal-scoring drought by insisting that he is not moved by what is being reported about him and expressed confidence that he would return to his top form in no time.

The former Borussia Dortmund attacker has been accused of going out of form after signing a new and improved deal at the club in September. He has not scored a goal for the last five Premier League games with Arsenal suffering defeats in the last two against Man City and Leicester City respectively.

The Gabon international scored a goal in Arsenal’s Europa League opening game of the season after coming in as a substitute but that has not stopped critics from calling him out.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he has not been scoring goals for the past few games, stressing that it happens in the game of football but he is positive that the team will bounce back as an experienced side and experienced attacking players.

However, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to bounce back, noting that he has no doubt about the confidence of the forward to return to goalscoring form again.

He evermore gave the hint that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be deployed away from the flank role he is known for to play as a centre-forward in order to get the best of him as the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are also not scoring goals.

The North London outfit were able to score three goals in their last Europa League game on Thursday and will hope to repeat the goal scoring form against Man United when they clash at the Old Trafford for a Premier League encounter.

Howbeit, Mikel Arteta could be tempted to bring in a striker in the January transfer window if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fails to return to goalscoring form before winter.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.