Auba explains difficulty in battling moody attitude at Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has explained his own difficulty in remaining positive at Arsenal despite his and the team’s poor form.
The Gunners have now bounced back but were in dire straits after a poor start to the Premier League season left them 15th in the table.
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And Aubameyang – as Arsenal captain – admits he felt the pressure to be positive even when his own mood was low.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Aubameyang said: “From the beginning of this season I was struggling a lot but I think this is part of football.
“We gave a lot at the end of the season to win the FA Cup and to qualify for the Europa League because it was really important for the club.
“Sometimes you have ups and downs and you have to manage as best you can. I tried my best and until now it was not the best performance from me.”
Of his own position as captain, Aubameyang added: “It’s really hard to manage both but you have to be as positive as you can because the team needs you.
“I always try to give my best, not only on the pitch but also in the dressing room for the guys.
“Sometimes it’s hard and maybe you are not in the right mood but you have to find a way to change it and give positive vibes for the guys.”