‘In not a lot of time, the boss taught me a lot’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsene Wenger

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang only worked with Arsène Wenger for five months, but he learnt a lot from the boss in that time.

The Gabon international was brought to north London by Wenger in January and has since netted 10 times in 13 Premier League games, including the final goal of the boss’ 22-year reign at Huddersfield on Sunday.

“It was important for us because it was the boss’ last game and it was important to win this game for him,” Aubameyang said. “It was special to score the goal and I’m very, very happy.

“I’ve learnt a lot in not a lot of time working with him, but I really did learn a lot. I’m so happy to be here. I thought he’d be here for years. Of course it was a shock, but this is football. Sometimes you never know, but I was happy to play for him.

“At the beginning it was really hard because I don’t think I was ready physically. I didn’t play in January all month, so it was not easy. After a lot of work with the staff I found my form again and then scored some goals thanks to my team-mates.

“These last few weeks we’ve played well and we have a lot of young players. It’s good for the future and I’m sure that next season will be a good one for us.”

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