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Mikel Arteta explains why Aubameyang scored against Man United

Timothy Aiyeku

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Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the hero of the week for Arsenal after scoring the goal that ensured the Gunenrs’s win over Man United on Sunday.

France international Paul Pogba had a wrong tackle against Hector Bellerin in the 18 and he was punished for that with a penalty awarded to their visitors at Old Trafford.

The goal was able to end Arsenal’s winless streak against Man United at the Old Trafford since 2006 and it is the first win for the Gunners after 26 games at the home ground of any of the top-six teams.

The goal also ended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s five Premier League games without a goal to mark Mikel Arteta’s 40th game in charge of Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta noted that the former Borussia Dortmund forward was able to get a goal against the Red Devils because he worked hard by mounting pressure on their visitors.

According to the Spanish boss, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was rewarded for his hard work “He probably had added pressure because he knows how crucial it was for us to win today and how important that moment was,” Arteta told the club’s official website.

“But I think he took it really well and I’m really happy for him because he might not have been scoring.

“But he’s working really hard and contributing to the team. He’s doing every other thing and today he got his reward.”

The 31-year-old player has been the highest goal scorer at the Emirates Stadium for the past two years, winning the EPL golden boot, he has now scored four goals in nine matches across all competitions for the North London outfit this season.

The Gabon international forward ad earlier reacted to calls for his lack of goal by assuring that he would do well to score. He has actually kept his word.

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