Aubameyang warns the best is yet to come
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has told the Gunners’ Premier League rivals that he is yet to hit top form.
The Gabonese forward is the top scorer in the league on ten goals, following a double in the North London derby on Sunday.
However, the 29-year-old said: “I think I’m not at 100 percent, but it’s coming.
“It’s coming and against Spurs, I felt very good on the pitch. I’m really happy because my best form is coming.”
Ozil is also a peripheral figure, officially ruled out with back spasms. The 30-year-old is considered more of an introvert than a troublemaker and so the issue for Emery is the legacy of being handed down a player on a wage disproportionate to any other at the club.
As with Sanchez, the club’s financial commitment demands a football one, but Emery left Ozil out against Bournemouth and delivered the finest Arsenal performance of his young tenure last weekend in seeing off Tottenham, revealing his current indifference towards the German extended to not knowing whether Ozil was even at Emirates Stadium to witness it.
In three months, Emery has imposed a fresh style of play which, even in its early stages, has yielded a 19-game unbeaten run. United are still suffering an identity crisis under Mourinho after more than two years.
He is still capable of digging out results — last season’s corresponding fixture ended with what has become a trademark play: bring on Marouane Fellaini and get balls into the box. But getting results is all Mourinho has. Once they dry up, there is little — if anything — to recommend him, especially in his current joyless, hostile state.
United usually beat Arsenal at home. On Wednesday, if they don’t, Emery will be the one called upon to show compassion.