'The crowd': Graeme Souness criticises Arsenal fans after what they did during Aubameyang's interview yesterday

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Graeme Souness has been highly critical of Arsenal supporters after watching them chant Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s name during his post match interview with Sky Sports.

Joyful scenes at full-time

Aubameyang came back out on media duties after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur and he could barely hear the questions being asked, such was the positive nature of the reception he received.

The Arsenal forward clearly was loving the adulation as he could not wipe the smile from his face.

But back in the studio, Souness was not quite as joyful about seeing the good mood at the Emirates Stadium.

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The Sky pundit instead felt that Arsenal supporters’ reaction towards Aubameyang after the game showed just how quickly opinions can change.

And he urged Gunners fans not to get carried away after yesterday’s success. 

“Arsenal enjoy your moment, you won’t play against such a poor team as Spurs were in the first-half. They were so bad. But we’ll be back,” he said.

“I am [holding back my praise] because I’m looking at the crowd there singing Aubameyang’s name.

“But my memory is a bit longer than yours and you go back last year and he was getting enormous abuse for the way he was playing and not scoring goals.

“Football is such a fickle game and that is literally just one swallow, that’s not made your summer.

“They’ve now beat Burnley, Norwich and had a good 45 minutes against as poor a Tottenham side as we’ve seen, but that isn’t going to make you top four.”

No delusions of grandeur

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Arsenal fans will surely argue that they were simply celebrating an excellent performance, rather than getting carried away with their recent success.

It’s fair to say that Arsenal fans haven’t had the most to cheer about recently, and they certainly made the most of yesterday’s success.

It now remains to be seen whether Arsenal can build on their recent run of victories.

Mikel Arteta’s side have picked up three wins in a row, to relieve some of the pressure which was building on the Spaniard after a slow start to the campaign.

Arsenal are next in action at the weekend, when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. 

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