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Unai Emery explains how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged as a leader at Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring for Arsenal against Aston Villa
has been impressed with affect on and off the pitch (Picture: PA)

Unai Emery has hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s management qualities by saying that the Arsenal striker has taken on higher accountability inside the dressing room.

The 30-year-old was named Arsenal’s vice-captain final week after the gamers have been requested to vote for a five-strong captaincy group with Granit Xhaka taking over the armband.

That resolution reveals how extremely regarded Aubameyang is in Arsenal’s dressing room and it’s simple to see why contemplating how influential he has been on the pitch this season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang warms up for Arsenal during the match against Standard Liege
Aubameyang has been Unai Emery’s most vital participant for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)

Aubameyang has top-scored for Arsenal this season with seven Premier League objectives and Emery believes he is now marrying glorious on-field performances with inspirational qualities off the pitch too.

‘He is an experienced player now,’ Emery stated. ‘He performed in France, Germany and now in England at a excessive stage and with a excessive efficiency. His expertise is nice, his team-mates determined with the vote that they wished him as vice-captain.

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‘I’m normally talking with him and now he is extra assured and extra mature within the Premier League in comparison with once I arrived final yr, he got here solely six months earlier than me.

‘He scored a lot of objectives final yr however has now additionally taken a large accountability inside the staff and he is without doubt one of the captains who can handle within the dressing room.

‘I’ll communicate with him in my workplace, the resort or the dressing room. First, we constructed a human connection after which as a participant after which I do know I can ask him what I would like and what the staff wants – he all the time listens and can all the time give his finest to offer that.

Granit Xhaka warms up with Arsenal's squad before the match against Standard Liege
Granit Xhaka was named Arsenal’s everlasting captain final week (Picture: Getty)

‘He will play all minutes, some minutes, all games if we ask that of him and he is always ready to play again – this is also showing his leadership qualities.’

Aubameyang has confirmed to be a huge success since signing for Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, scoring 49 objectives for the membership in solely 74 video games.

Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke questioned Aubameyang’s motives for making the transfer final week, however the Arsenal ahead hit again labelling his former boss a ‘clown’.

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