Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has admitted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been bailing out the Gunners during the early stages of the current campaign. The Gabon international has already notched seven goals from seven games across all competitions and six of them have come in the Premier League.
Speaking after the 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa, Chambers acknowledged that the team need to be defensively solid which has barely been the case during the early part of the season. He added that Aubameyang has been making the difference upfront with at least a goal or an assist in every game for the club this term.
“Of course. We know as a team and we know as a defensive unit that we have to be solid. That we have to shut the door and be stronger.But when you have players like that obviously it does help as well. We’re working every day in training and working on what we need to do and we will just keep going. Aubameyang is very key. He is a quality striker and a lot of the players on this team are quality, so to have him at the top of the team, scoring the goals is brilliant,” he told.
Aubameyang has scored each of the past four league goals for the Gunners and he has particularly impressed after the international break where he has featured as the centre-forward with Alexandre Lacazette in the treatment room. Against the Villains, the 30-year-old had a relatively quiet game with not many chances on goal but he managed to contribute towards the comeback triumph with a stunning free-kick five minutes from time.
With the victory, the Gunners have moved to the fourth position on the table with a better goal difference than West Ham United. They are scheduled to face Manchester United on the road in the next league encounter. The Gunners have a woeful league record at Old Trafford and they have not won at the stadium since 2006.