Wenger explains Aubameyang decision after Arsenal win over Southampton

Arsene Wenger explains his decision to substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Arsenal's 3-2 win over Southampton

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not injured despite substituting him in the second half of Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

The 28-year-old has been in fine form for the Gunners since his move to The Emirates from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window and he netted once again in the victory over the Saints on Sunday.

Aubameyang has now scored six goals and made one assist in his first seven Premier League appearances for the north London side and looks like he is adapting well to the rigours of the Premier League.

Wenger opted to take Aubameyang off in the 71st minute during Sunday’s win over the Saints, but the Frenchman confirmed after the game that it was simply a tactical decision.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Sunday, Wenger said: “No [he’s not injured].

“He looked a bit jaded in the end and I wanted to give Lacazette 20 minutes as well. Overall it worked well.”

Arsenal now turn their attentions back towards Europa League affairs and their crunch clash against CSKA Moscow on Thursday night.

The Gunners travel to Russia looking to secure their place in the semi-finals of Europe’s second tier club competition after their 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the first leg at The Emirates on Thursday night last week.

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