'Hard to do anything': Leeds star shares what it's like facing unstoppable Arsenal man
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'It’s hard to do anything': Leeds star shares what it's like facing unstoppable Arsenal man

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Leeds United star Luke Ayling has explained what it’s like facing Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when he’s in full flow.

The 29-year-old, naturally a right-back, was forced to play as a centre-half on Sunday. Auba started up front and considering how his form has been this term, not many people expected a tough evening for the Leeds man.

However, the real Aubameyang turned up and he was in devastating form. The Gunners skipper scored a hat-trick and he could easily have had two or three more goals on the night if things had gone his way.

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Ayling will now be glad that he won’t have to come up against Auba again this season. The defender has explained what it’s like facing a player as good as our skipper, and if his words are anything to go by, the Gabon star is almost unstoppable.

He told BeIN Sports: “He’s a very clever striker. He pulls out into those positions where centre-halves don’t really want to go and when he’s building up speed and pushing back into the box it’s hard to do anything against a striker like that.”

Is Auba back to his best?

Before the game against Leeds on Sunday, Auba didn’t look anything like the player he was before. However, his hat-trick makes him our top-scorer this season, and Arsenal fans will be hoping that he can keep this up.

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Auba has had a lot to deal with this term. A family issue has clearly been on his mind for a while now, but that seems to have been resolved, and he looks a different player – well, he did against Leeds anyway.

It will be interesting to see if Mikel Arteta decides to play Auba through the middle again when Manchester City come to town this weekend.

Alexandre Lacazette was arguably unlucky to have been dropped against Leeds. He will likely get his chance against Benfica and if he grabs a goal or two there, Arteta will have difficult decision to make against his former employers on Sunday.

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