Auba Reveals His Preferred Position, Says He Has Told Arteta About it

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits ‘everyone knows where he prefers to play’ but will continue to give his all, no matter where he is asked to play by Mikel Arteta.

The Gabon international ended last season in the form of his life and ended months of speculation surrounding his future by committing to the Gunners and signing a new long-term deal in the summer.

Aubameyang picked up where he left off by scoring in the opening day win over Fulham but is without a goal from open play in the Premier League in his subsequent eight apperances.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker has largely been stationed out on the left wing for a side that has struggled for goals.

Aubameyang was restored to a central role last weekend against Leeds and Wolves but to no avail and the 31-year-old will face a difficult task if he is get back on the scoresheet.

‘I play everywhere, I don’t mind really, I really don’t mind,’ Aubameyang told Arsenal’s matchday programme when asked about his favoured role.

‘Everyone knows where I prefer to play but this doesn’t matter because I prefer to have many options than just one.

‘I want to help and I want to learn as well. Because you learn every day even if you are young or maybe older, but I’m still learning and I feel good everywhere.

‘[You learn because] your movements are different if you play, for example, on the left. You have to play sometimes more in the pocket to try to connect with the midfield players.

‘And it’s maybe different with the striker position, as a No 9. It’s completely different, sometimes you have to be wide, but when you are a striker you are more central and it’s really different.

‘But I’ve learnt a lot of things since I’ve been playing on the left side. It gives me opportunities because a lot of defences are attracted by the No 9.

‘Laca and Eddie are doing a great job and so they leave space for us sometimes to come and run in behind the defence. So of course it’s helped me and I’m still learning as a left winger.’

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