The Gunners boss was thrilled after seeing his side beat West Brom 6-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup
Mikel Arteta supported Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to get back to his best form, now the fans are back in the stadiums.
The Arsenal captain scored his first goals of the season on Wednesday night when he scored a hat trick in Arsenal’s 6-0 win over West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
It was a near-perfect night for Arsenal after such a miserable start to the season, and Arteta believes Aubameyang could be just what Aubameyang needs to get back to the form he showed in his first two seasons at the club.
What was said
When asked if having fans back in the stadiums could make a difference for Aubameyang and get the best out of him, the Arsenal boss said, “I hope they do.
“Of course he’s a really happy character and he needs that connection with people; with family, friends, with fans. You could see the interaction when he left the square and I think that’s something really positive for him, yes. “
What else did Arteta say?
The Arsenal boss believes that the morale boosting win at The Hawthorns could be the perfect tonic for his players after consecutive Premier League defeats.
Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette also scored in the 6-0 win that saw Aaron Ramsdale make his goal debut and impress Martin Odegaard on his first start since his permanent return from Real Madrid.
“If you lose a game, you have to win as soon as possible,” said Arteta. “Today’s game will give us some confidence. We had players who played the first few minutes.
“Auba, after his covid, to get a few minutes and score three goals for his confidence will be great. Overall, I think it was a really positive night. “