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Video: Arsenal star Aubameyang scores excellent goal for Gabon on international duty

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Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had a turbulent campaign at the Emirates this season.

The former Dortmund man has looked nothing like himself, and although he has scored 14 goals for us, there have been more negatives than positives in his game.

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To add to his on-field misery, Mikel Arteta punished Auba for being late by dropping him from the starting line up in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.

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He started the next two fixtures against Olympiacos and West Ham United, but he was poor in both games. Auba’s form ahead of the business end of the season is really worrying.

Many fans feel that he doesn’t even warrant a start anymore, which really is baffling considering that Auba is one of the best strikers in world football. He needs something to change to get back to his old self, and it looks like that has happened now.

Auba featured for Gabon in their AFCON qualifier against Congo earlier today. The Arsenal skipper scored an excellent goal with his weaker foot to round off a brilliant victory that ensured the Panthers’ qualification.

Just what Auba needed

Troy Deeney recently explained how a confident Aubameyang takes only one touch before having a shot at goal. (Read here) He hasn’t been doing that for Arsenal in recent weeks, but his goal for Gabon was vintage Auba.

He brought the ball under control with just one touch and he smashed it past the keeper with his weaker foot. Yes, the defending was woeful, but Auba still had a lot to do to get the goal, and he did that brilliantly.

Arteta claimed after the West Ham game that a change of environment for Aubameyang could do him a world of good. (Arsenal.com)

His goal today is certainly a positive and hopefully, he can come back full of confidence to lead our charge to Europa League glory in the final few months of the season.

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