Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealed about a meeting the players held after their defeat to Manchester City, which has since sparked the team to life.
As Arsenal revelled in a stunning North London Derby victory over Tottenham, they did not get here smoothly. There were several bumps on the road, especially after losing their first three games of the Premier League season.
A reported meeting between the players was held after the team’s loss to Manchester City, something Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now confirmed. Since the defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side, Arsenal have won three games on the trot, with the latest coming against Tottenham at the Emirates.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was among the goalscorers in the North London Derby as the Gunners raced away with a half-time lead of 3-0. The game ended with a 3-1 scoreline, with Spurs’ goal coming at an insignificant time in the match. The team held out until the end, collected three points and piled more pressure on Spurs.
The Gunners’ start to the season got disrupted by Covid, untimely injuries to key players and a loss in form. Defeats to Brentford, Chelsea, and Man City compounded Mikel Arteta’s problem, as the pressure started to pile on the manager as many called for the club to sack the Spaniard.
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While Arteta has managed to turn the club’s form around for the better, Aubameyang has revealed that a privately held meeting between the players also proved crucial in their revival. The Gunners’ captain confirmed the previously reported meeting while speaking after the North London Derby victory.
As quoted by the Daily Star, Aubameyang said, “I think after the game against City it was time to have a chat between us players, and this is what we did. We want to go forward and win games; this was important for us to make things clear, and I think we are doing well right now, and the feeling is good.
“It means everything, it means the world, we gave everything for them today, they pushed us, I can’t describe it, it’s an amazing feeling when you are a player and have fans like this, it’s really unbelievable.”
It’s quite remarkable how Arsenal have earned their pride back after three consecutive league victories. However, the real test will be to keep performing at the same levels as the season progresses, and if they do maintain the consistency, the Gunners might as well dream about a top-four or top-six finish at the end of the campaign.