Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been given advice on how to get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to his best after weeks without a goal.
The Gabon international fired blank in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa at the weekend. It has been noted that he has struggled to score a goal since signing his new and improved contract with the club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned the new and improved deal after having a superb last season, scoring two goals in both their FA Cup semi-final and final victories.
Manager Mikel Arteta has, therefore, been helped with advice by Watford captain Troy Deeney to change his approach in order to create more chances for the front three and get the best out of the former Borussia Dortmund striker.
The Watford striker noted that the fact that the Gabon forward did not have good preparation in the pre-season could have affected him as he was not set in the right mood.
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Troy Deeney told talkSPORT that “I’m starting to think, do they need to change formation to probably get Aubameyang in better situations?
“I know it’s very easy as we are pundits who sit here and watch and think we know everything about coaching, but he doesn’t seem to be getting in the same positions he once was and the goal threat he had before as well.”
He, therefore, stressed that players do get tired physically and mentally but fans do not always want to take such an excuse.
Howbeit, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has the backing of manager Mikel Arteta with the Spanish boss expressing confidence that the former Borussia Dortmund forward will be back to his best.
With the international break, the former Man City assistant manager will have some time to re-strategize and also organize his team before the Premier League and Europa League resume actions.