Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ready to kick on


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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he is ready to start firing in front of goal after a difficult start to life in north London.

The Gunners snapped up Aubameyang in the January transfer window, when they paid a club-record £55million transfer fee.

The Gabon international scored on his debut against Everton at home, but then went three games without finding the net. That form coincided with Arsenal’s Carabao Cup final defeat but he was back to his best on Sunday.

He scored in the weekend’s 3-0 win over Watford and, after contributing to an important victory, is now adamant he can find his best form during the remainder of the season. “It was a big win,” he told reporters.

“The team did very well and it is a great three points. We needed it. I think the fans were happy, which is really important.

“It was a bit difficult for me at the beginning but I am feeling better now. I didn’t play a lot in January so it was difficult to find a rhythm.

Now I am feeling better. I work hard, I have worked a lot in the last weeks and I am happy because I feel better.

“I am really happy for the boss because I am here because of him. He had the interest in me so I am happy to play for him.”

Aubameyang had been hoping to play in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Milan but is cup-tied after playing for Borussia Dortmund in the competition this season.

Arsenal are 2.00 to win, with the draw priced at 3.40 and Milan 3.50 to get the win.

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