Aubameyang: Change is good for Arsenal

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits the club needed a change and is looking forward to a fresh start under new manager Unai Emery.

The Gabon international, who joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January, believes the north London outfit was beginning to stagnate under Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman, who spent 22 years at the club, finished outside the Premier League’s top four over the last two seasons, signalling the need for change, and Aubameyang is keen to see the new ideas Emery will now bring to the table.

“I think it’s a little bit of a mixed feeling in fact,” Aubameyang told RMC when asked about Wenger’s exit. “On one hand, it’s strange for all the fans that the coach has left. But it’s definitely a fresh start.

“Since over the last few seasons – you have to tell the truth – the club has stagnated a little bit, I think everyone is actually a little bit excited to see what happens next season.”

“It is strange that the coach has left after 22 years,” he added. “But that’s life – we have to look forward. It’s going to be a new start so we’ll have so we’ll have to see how it goes… everyone will have to get it into their heads that we have to work hard to rival the best.”