Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is demonstrating a different side to his game and is leading from the front for Arsenal, says Mikel Arteta.
Aubameyang has gained plaudits for his form in front of goal, having scored seven times in all competitions so far this season, including during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday.
However, it is the 32-year-old captain’s leadership that has impressed Arteta most.
“I wouldn’t go to the goals, again it is what Aubameyang is transmitting on the pitch. I have never seen Aubameyang transmit what he is doing now,” Arteta told the club’s official website.
“Apart from the goals, the celebration when they put the ball in the net, do you see the way he runs, the purpose he has to press the ball, and, when he takes it his movement, his link, how he is leading the game, not when he is static, and then he puts the ball in the net? I prefer this Aubameyang.”