Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal’s lack of goals but backs teammates to ‘surprise the world’ | Daily Mail Online

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal’s lack of goals but backs teammates to ‘surprise the world’ | Daily Mail Online

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted Arsenal aren’t scoring enough, but still believes they can achieve their goals.

Aubameyang scored 22 Premier League goals last season, one behind golden boot winner Jamie Vardy, and shared the sharpshooter’s prize alongside Mo Salah and Sadio Mane the year before. 

However the 31-year-old has struggled in front of goal this season, only scoring twice in the league and four times in eleven games across all competitions.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only scored twice in the Premier League so far this campaign

Only bottom-four sides West Bromwich Albion (6), Burnley (4) and Sheffield United (4) have scored fewer in the Premier League, and Aubameyang aware the Gunners need to start firing. 

He told Afrique Sport: ‘The biggest problem the club is facing right now is the lack of goals, but the manager and the rest of the players are trying to overcome this problem.

‘Even though the results have not been good recently, we still hope that in the near future everything will be fine and we will surprise the world. 

Leeds held Arsenal to a 0-0 stalemate and only three sides have scored fewer in the league

‘We have the players that will take us to the level we want to get to.’

The talismanic Gabonese striker signed a lucrative new three-year contract in September after his sparkling form saw him net 60 goals in all competitions across the last two campaigns.

But the 65-cap international’s woes this season have only been exacerbated by his team-mates’ profligacy in attacking areas.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta gave Aubameyang a lucrative new three-year deal in September

Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe (left) and Alexandre Lacazette (right) have all struggled for goals

Forwards Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Willian, Nicolas Pepe and Reiss Nelson have only scored five league goals between them so far this season, while the promising Gabriel Martinelli has been out injured.

Conversely, only Tottenham (9) have conceded fewer goals than Arsenal in the Premier League (10), suggesting that if Arsenal can start scoring their defence will help them get victories over the line.

Mikel Arteta’s side travel to Norwegian side Molde for a first v second clash in Europa League Group B before hosting Wolves on Sunday. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal’s lack of goals but backs teammates to ‘surprise the world’

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