Arsene Wenger warned Arsenal signing needs time to adjust
The former Chelsea FC striker warns Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs time to adjust to Arsenal
Chris Sutton has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs more time to settle at Arsenal.
The Gabon international moved to Arsenal from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window in a club record £56m deal.
Aubameyang arrived in the English capital with a huge reputation after the centre-forward scored 141 goals in 213 appearances in all competitions.
The January signing has been tasked with bolstering Arsene Wenger’s attacking options following Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United.
Aubameyang scored on his Arsenal debut with a stylish finish in a 5-1 win over Everton at The Emirates last month.
However, the African forward failed to find the net in his next three games before he scored in successive games against Brighton and Watford.
Former Chelsea FC and Blackburn Rovers striker Sutton has urged Arsenal supporters to remain patient with the January signing.
“He needs time,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live. “He gets in the right place at the right time.
“He isn’t afraid to get himself in good positions.”
Arsenal secured their place in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night thanks to a 4-1 aggregate win against Serie A giants AC Milan.
The Gunners will take on Russia side CSKA Moscow in the last eight with a place in the Champions League up for grabs for the competition’s winner.
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League last term.