In the next couple of days, after Saturday’s superb strike capped 3-0 victory in Fulham, Mikel Arteta hopes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to eventually commit to Arsenal’s future. The side of Arteta has begun the new season of the Premier League and has been their trademark since Arteta took over. The free-flow attack of Arsenal was too incisive for Fulham and Alexandre Lacazette to support the Craven Cottage visitor early on.
After a break in the first appearance since his close-season transfer from Lille, Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes scored Arsenal’s second.
Aubameyang added the final thrive, which usually revealed why the Club Captain was so eager to sign an extension to the deal that expires at the end of the season.
Arteta, the manager of Gunners, had great news for Aubameyang supporters, as he announced that the talisman of their team was about to sign the contract proposal.
“I’m really positive we are going to get it done very soon and hopefully in the next few days you will get some news,” Arteta said to BT Sport.
With Willian the former Chelsea Winger offering a couple of support during his debut, it is the perfect way for Arsenal, after last season’s FA Cup success, to begin a full time season.
Although Arteta ranked as the lowest final spot for Arsenal since 1995 in eighth-seat Premier League, she had very little to do with it after taking over the dreadful reign of Unai Emery in December.
This term does not go beyond his revitalized squad, as the former Manchester City Assistant Coach has been an invaluable breath of fresh air for ARSANAL.
“I wanted to see my team determined to come to this difficult ground against a really good team that has been promoted. We had a lot of energy and did the things we trained on in this period,” Arteta said.
Mohamed Elneny was brilliant. He was outstanding in training. All boys tried really hard. “Gabriel didn’t play for six months before today. Mohamed Elneny was brilliant. He has been outstanding in training. All the boys tried really hard. “Gabriel did not play for six months before today.
Though Arsenal was still missing from the new campaign because of the coronavirus and had a shorter recovery than normal, it was still better than others to return to action after the FC Finals against Chelsea.
By beating Premier League Champions Liverpool on penalties in the Community Shield last month, Gunners had underlined their rapid progress. Fulham was not the game.
A spat between Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah was the only dark cloud for Arteta.
After Nketiah replied to a challenge from Ceballos as the team members exchanged passes for a group of players in the warm up, the pair had to be separated by Arsenal team-mates.
When Lacazette netted in the ninth minute, Arteta’s fears were alleviated.
The strike of Granit Xhaka obliged Tim Ream to make a misplaced clearance and Willian struck a close-range shot, which Fulham keeper Marek Rodak could only drive Lacazette away, which slowly slipped home on the target.
When Willian’s low free kick cancelled the base of the wall, his debut was rejected.
Gabriel had his composed debut and the 22-year-old proved that he could also be a threat to the target by doubling the 49th minute lead of Arsenal.
Willian swung over the corner, and Gabriel revealed his wish for a try header that hit his shoulder as he sprang up above Michael Hector.
Fulham’s security collapsed as the recently ruined stand of Croven Cottage, and Aubameyang copied his community shield against Liverpool in the 57th minute.
Just like Wembley, Aubameyang was chosen by his excellent Crossfield pass and he could step into the area untouched before he could turn a fine finish into the far corner.