‘I have never seen’: Mikel Arteta says one Arenal player is blowing him away
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'I have never seen': Mikel Arteta says one Arenal player is blowing him away

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been speaking to the media ahead of this week’s EFL cup clash with Leeds, and has took time out to praise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon international has bust into life of late and scored once again in the fine 3-1 win against Aston Villa on Friday night. His form is a welcome boost for the Gunners and Arteta, who had seen the striker dip away from his best levels in the last 12 months.

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But away from the goals, manager Arteta believes Aubameyang is bringing more to the table, with the Gunners boss praising the energy and will that his skipper has brought.

I wouldn’t go to the goals, again it is what Auba is transmitting on the pitch. I have never seen Auba transmit what he is doing now,” Arteta told Football.London.

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“Apart from the goals, the celebration when they put the ball in the net, do you see the way he runs, the purpose he has to press the ball, and when he takes it his movement, his link, how is leading the game – that is when he is changing the rest, not when he is static and then he puts the ball in the net. I prefer this Auba.”

Aubameyang could be given a rest against Leeds. However, Arteta will be conscious of not giving up the chance to win a trophy.

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A fully fit and firing Aubameyang is good news for any team, so it can only benefit Arsenal if he’s in form.

Yes, he’s had a bad year really by his own high standards. But now, he seems to be kicking back into gear, with the young players around him helping him.

If Aubameyang stays fit, then success could come for Arsenal. His goals are crucial, as his experience. Arteta, then, will be hoping his skipper keeps things going for some time yet.

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