Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 'I am here because of Arsene Wenger'

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can't play for Arsenal in the Europa League, which has made his schedule sparse-and his move to Arsenal more hard than it might have been otherwise.

It ended a run of three successive Premier League losses for Arsenal. "The team did very well and it is a great three points".

The Gabon global will hope for a strong end to the season, before being able to fully kick on next season for Arsenal.

Mkhitaryan laid on Aubameyang's strike against the Hornets before the roles were reversed for the third goal. I didn't play a lot in January so it was hard to find the rhythm.

He came to England having become only the second African player to win the golden boot in Germany after finishing the 2016/17 Bundesliga season with 31 goals for Dortmund.

Watford rarely threatened Arsenal's goal during the first 45 minutes with Roberto Pereyra squandering the visitors' closest scoring chance.

"It appears Wenger has found the best way to get the most out of Mkhitaryan, following his rather lacklustre time at Manchester United", the article says.

"That's life. I have to deal with it".

Victory over Watford took sixth-placed Arsenal to 48 points, but they are still eight points behind fifth-placed Chelsea in the race to secure Champions League football for next season.

Aubameyang is ineligible for Thursday's Europa League second leg against former club Milan, and so can not play for Arsenal again until their Premier League clash with Stoke on April 1.

"I feel bad because of course I want to help the team".

"But it's a team game, you need 11 players".

"I am really frustrated because the rules are a bit..."

"Well, I always say when you go through a hard period, the last thing you change is your work, your attitude and your precision in the every day work that you do".

Mkhitaryan, who only joined the club in January, has hit a good patch of form with his goal on Saturday following a strike in the 2-0 away win against AC Milan in the Europa League.

The official attendance was 59,131, but it was clear the Emirates was less than full as thousands of Arsenal fans gave the game a miss.

"(To those) who are coming to the stadium just when we are winning we have nothing to say.

Vanessa Coleman

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