Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he has struggled this season but is confident that he will soon pick up his previous goal scoring form.
The Gabonese have only found the back of the net five times this season after helping Arsenal to 29 goals last season with his dip in form coming immediately after he signed a new three-year deal worth £250,000-per-week in September.
In a candid interview with Sky Sports, Aubameyang said: “From the beginning of this season I was struggling a lot but I think this is part of football.
“We gave a lot last season to win the FA Cup and to qualify for the Europa League because it was really important for the club. Sometimes you have ups and downs and you have to manage as best you can. I tried my best and until now it was not the best performance for me.
“I’m still positive. I think I can turn this around. It’s really hard to manage both but you have to be as positive as you can because the team needs you. I always try to give my best, not only on the pitch but also in the dressing room for the guys.
“Sometimes it’s hard and maybe you are not in the right mood but you have to find a way to change it and give positive vibes for the guys.”
Despite slow progress this season, Arsenal seem to have returned back on form with the Mikel Arteta side winning their last four games and will hope that they can continue the same way when they take on Crystal Palace on Thursday.