The summer transfer window was undoubtedly one of the most impressive and impactful in recent memory. The number of players who moved and the prices they paid reached dizzying heights. Manchester United re-signed Cristiano Ronaldo, while Chelsea re-signed Romelu Lukaku.
Arsenal, on the other hand, made six acquisitions, none of them were strikers. For this crucial campaign, Mikel Arteta will rely on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
As a result, it’s no wonder that Arsenal, too, struggled for goals and finished eighth. For the first time in more than two decades, England has failed to qualify for European football.
When watching either Ronaldo or Lukaku play for United or Chelsea, it is evident that they have an infectious effect on the fans. They have the power to create a lot of noise and excitement at the stadium.
Aubameyang stated his desire to become a club icon when he signed his new contract in 2020. That may sound far off, but the player’s legacy as one of Europe’s top scorers in the last decade is undeniable in the footballing world.
In fact, from 2010 and 2020, he was ranked 9th in goals scored, trailing only 8 of Europe’s top ever attackers.
Aubameyang may not be a legend, but he is known for his honesty. The 32-year-old has expressed his desire to experience the support of his followers on multiple occasions. He struggled without the atmosphere behind him throughout his time behind closed doors.
Following Norwich’s victory, Aubameyang discussed the reaction of the crowd, who had serenaded him by singing his name previous to his interview.
He exclaimed, “Ahh, I’m extremely happy.” “You can feel [the fans] when they’re here; it’s a terrific sensation, and we’re thrilled to have won this game today.”
A confident Aubameyang is a lethal force, and Arsenal fans must rally behind him if they are to have any prospect of attaining their goals.
While Aubameyang may not be the most outspoken of captains, when he lets his football speak for itself, he can compete with the likes of Lukaku and Ronaldo. If he can start to link goalscoring games together, the mood in the camp will undoubtedly improve, as will the atmosphere in the stadium.