Mikel Arteta says striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “completely” dedicated to Arsenal despite the fact that he has been in and out of the group and he made light of examinations with the Mesut Ozil circumstance.
Club chief Aubameyang marked a rewarding new three-year contract a year ago however has battled for structure this season and was dropped for a month ago’s north London derby in the wake of showing up later than expected.
The Gabon worldwide, 31, has scored only nine objectives in 25 Premier League appearances this season contrasted and 22 objectives last term.
His circumstance at the Emirates has been contrasted and that of Ozil, who failed to meet expectations notwithstanding being on colossal wages before in the long run being ousted by Arteta.
The Arsenal chief, however, said he didn’t see the benefits of contrasting the two cases.
“I’m generally sure about the future however once you consider things that occur previously or look at changed circumstances and characters, I will not do that,” he said.
Asked whether Aubameyang was committed to the Gunners’ cause, Arteta, whose side are languishing in mid-table in the English top-flight, added: “Totally.”
The forward came on as a late second-half substitute in the 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash on Thursday, setting up Nicolas Pepe’s goal.
Arteta was pleased with Aubameyang’s impact off the bench.
“In the Europa League everyone has contributed in different ways, the whole squad has been involved and yesterday’s role for him (was) he was sat on the bench and to make an impact and he made an impact,” said the Spaniard.
“He assisted Nico and should have scored a tap-in with his left foot and that’s what the players have to do when they come in