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Arsenal spent big to tie down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a long-term contract. The Gabonese forward penned a big-money three-year deal after months of speculation surrounding his future.
Having signed his new deal, Aubameyang got his season off to a dream start with a goal in their rampant 4-0 win over Fulham on the opening day.
However, he has found the net just once in seven Premier League outings since with the Gunners registering their worst start to a top flight season in terms of goals since 1998/99.
With Aubameyang struggling to get back amongst the goals and deployed out on the left hand side, Arsenal ’s attacking shortcomings have been laid bare. And that is something club legend Thierry Henry, their record goalscorer, has been warning about for some time.
When his former team-mate, Freddie Ljungberg, took caretaker charge after the sacking of Unai Emery, shortly before Mikel Arteta’s appointment, Aubameyang saved his side to salvage a 2-2 draw against Norwich.
After the game, Henry said: “Aubameyang scored two goals and we escaped.
“But that’s what I saw, you know, without the goals of Aubameyang I don’t know where we would have been right now.”
When Aubameyang’s future was up in the air, it was a point reiterated by Henry, despite his refusal to tell the attacker he should stay.
Henry told Sky Sports: “All I know is that we are definitely going to miss his goals if he does leave. He does score goals and if you take the goals of Aubameyang away, it’s a tough one.”
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