When you score two goals for your team and put them into a 2-0 lead, it’s always going to be somewhat disappointing when the eventual result is 2-2 – and the game was against Watford. There’s no problem with dropping points to the Hornets, but defensively speaking, the Gunners handed the result to them on a silver platter.
Both goals were so unbelievably avoidable and even that might be an understatement. So then, for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored the two aforementioned goals, we can completely fathom why he was a little bit upset. The man himself spoke about the result in the immediate aftermath of the game and, in the end, we’d argue he was pretty respectful.
“Obviously we didn’t expect that,” said the forward.
”We knew that they were going to try and come back with good intentions, of the kind they demonstrated in the 2nd half.
“Sadly, we were not able to deal with them well.
“I feel like we are literally giving goals to the opposition, it is up to us to progress in that respect.
“I don’t want to accuse anyone, you could say that us the attackers could have killed the game off and score a third goal, so I am not going to say it is someone’s fault.
“It is a shame to concede goals like we did.
“I think it affects us (to lose Alexandre Lacazette for a few weeks). We know very well that he brings us so much in these sorts of games.”
If Auba keeps putting in world class performances and Arsenal’s defensive issues continue to let them down, then this is going to turn into a much simpler matter – Auba will leave and move to a club that is able to get him the kind of success and prestige he’s looking for.
Do you agree with Aubameyang?