Netease Sports reported on October 26:
In the early morning of October 26,
Aubameyang's state has a huge contrast before and after the contract renewal. On September 12th, he was
This season's Premier League has played 6 rounds, except for scoring a goal in the first round, Aubameyang returned empty-handed in the subsequent 2-6 rounds. It is a very rare thing for Aubameyang to fail to score goals in 5 consecutive league rounds. The last time this happened to him was in November 2014, when he was still
OPTA data points out that Aubameyang's expected goals in the Premier League this season is only 0.43, ranking 77th among all Premier League players. In the last 4 league games, he has 0 shots on target in 3 games, which is quite embarrassing. The British media "Daily Mirror" pointed out that winning the big contract seems to have made Aubameyang lose motivation, and Arsenal must restore the Gabonese striker as soon as possible.
Last season, Aubameyang scored a total of 29 goals for Arsenal, in a hot state. In the FA Cup final and the Community Shield Cup, he scored goals and was an important contributor to the Gunners in winning these two championships. Former Premier League striker Darren Bent commented on Aubameyang’s recent performance: "Before the contract renewal, he worked very hard, rushing on the court, actively participating on offensive and defensive ends, full of hunger. But you can feel it. So far, his fighting spirit has dropped a lot. I don't know if this is due to the contract."
In today's game, Aubameyang's behavior on the sidelines also aroused heated discussion among gun fans. In the 23rd minute, he came to the sidelines, took a suspected pill from the team doctor's hand and put it in his mouth, then took a sip of water. Could it be that Aubameyang was sick recently? Gun fans have said: "Aubameyang needs to rest. He has recently fallen sharply. He may be fighting with injuries."
Gunners coach Arteta hopes that the outside world will not put too much pressure on Aubameyang: “The outside world always hopes that he can score every game because he did it before. I can understand everyone’s expectations and he needs to deal with it. These, of course, we will do our best to help him through the difficult situation. He needs to get more goals, he needs to get closer to the penalty area."