The teenage winger says his extra skilled colleague is a demanding determine at Emirates Stadium
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “will be fairly offended” throughout matches, in accordance with Bukayo Saka, who says the Arsenal captain all the time tries to toughen up his youthful team-mates.
Saka has performed commonly alongside Aubameyang since graduating to the primary group at Emirates Stadium in 2018, with the pair forming a worthwhile relationship within the ultimate third of the pitch.
The 19-year-old says the Gabon striker is an inspiring determine who helps to convey one of the best out of him, however has additionally admitted he’s unafraid to crack the whip as skipper if he ever feels his colleagues are falling in need of the required normal.
What’s been stated?
“Each time I performed with him I’ve all the time had a lot confidence,” Saka informed beIN Sports activities of Aubameyang’s management qualities.
“Typically he would inform you, you would need to move to him and should you make a mistake then he will be fairly offended.
“However the sport the place I scored my first aim for Arsenal towards Frankfurt, earlier than the sport he stated to me, ‘Bukayo, you understand you are excellent participant. Should you’re there in entrance of aim and also you need to shoot – shoot! I am not going to say something’.
“My mother and father love him a lot as nicely!”
How has Aubameyang carried out for Arsenal in 2020-21?
Aubameyang has been Arsenal’s essential supply of targets since his arrival on the Emirates from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, scoring 84 targets in 138 video games throughout all competitions.
Nevertheless, solely 14 of these efforts have been recorded in 2020-21, with the 31-year-old having endured struggles for kind and health over the previous few months.
Aubameyang has simply 9 targets to his title from 23 Premier League outings to this point, along with his final targets coming in a 3-2 Europa League win over Benfica on February 25.
What can Auba & Saka obtain at Arsenal this season?
Aubameyang’s failings within the ultimate third have coincided with a worrying slide down the Premier League desk for Arsenal, who’re sitting in 10th after 27 matches.
Nevertheless, the Gunners nonetheless have an outdoor probability of constructing the highest 4 if they will win most of their remaining video games, and the Europa League can also be nonetheless up for grabs for Arteta’s aspect.
The continued presence of Aubameyang and Saka shall be essential to their probabilities of success, with the latter insisting that Arteta helps him to grow to be a greater all-round participant.
“He is all the time telling me how you can be one step forward of the opponents and all the time attempt to be proactive as an alternative of reactive,” he added on the Spaniard.
“Meaning as an alternative of reacting, all the time being forward of the sport and attempting to learn the place the area goes to be and be there a step earlier in order that I can have a bit extra time.”