On Wednesday night Gabon and Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang finally broke his goal scoring drought at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Southampton.
The 31-year-old striker last scored at home back in July against Watford in the 2019/20 season.
He managed to find the back of the net in the 52nd minute after being set up by strike partner Eddie Nketiah. The ‘Gunners’ were reduced to 10 men in the 62nd minute when Gabriel received a second yellow card and given his marching orders.
Speaking to the club’s official website coach Mikel Arteta said that he was pleased that his captain finally found the back of the net at home.
“Hopefully it’s going to change everything dramatically and he’s going to score in every game because this is what we need at the moment. We need the points and in order to do that, we need to score many more goals and be more efficient when we have the chances. I think it’s going to make him really good,” he said.
“I don’t have to see it, I’m sure that it’s going to take a lot of pressure off him and it’s going to release him as well.”
Despite only getting a draw, Arteta applauded his team for their resilience, although he felt his men bottled several chances to guarantee victory.
“Considering the fact that we played 35 minutes with 10 men, we have to take the point because we showed some resilience and character to hang in there for so long against a really dangerous team,” he continued.
“But at the same time, we’re disappointed because we came back after conceding the goal, we showed how much we wanted it, created some situations and at half time we corrected a few things,” he concluded.
Arsenal now sit in 15th position on the log with 14 points from 15 games and on Saturday they will take on high flying Everton at Goodison Park Stadium.
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By Prince Sobayeni