It was not an easy one for Arsene Wenger when he wanted to do the transfer deal that saw the Gabon international move over to Arsenal from Dortmund. It cost Arsenal a whooping 55.5m to conclude the signing in January, smashing Arsenal transfer record. Aubameyang
After his debut with arsenal where he scored in the match against Everton that gave them a 5-1 victory, The 28-year-old has been struggling a whole lot to keep up with his records at Dortmund let alone beating it in. worse still, he missed a penalty on Thursday, during the match against Manchester City.
The striker was on the scoresheet yesterday as Arsenal were beaten by Brighton.
Alan Smith, former Arsenal Striker and sky sports pundit admitted his disappointment so far in Aubameyang. He said “He looked a shadow of the player he was at Dortmund,
“Even he, in the short time he’s been at Arsenal, has been affected by the mood.
“He got his goal with a little flick, but he’s not the player I hoped he would be.
“I’m not saying he’s a bad player, but it’s a malaise through the dressing room and he’s been affected.”
Aubameyang was joined at Arsenal by former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who arrived in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United.
He further added: “We haven’t seen anything from Mkhitaryan in an Arsenal shirt yet and this is when you need your big players, in an attacking sense, to get you back into a game.”
The defeat of yesterday’s match against Brighton placed Arsenal in the sixth position in the Premier League, equivalently 13 points behind fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur who are in the fourth position.
Let us hope that they will perform better when they return to action on Thursday as they visit AC Milan in the Europa League.