Wednesday Jan 27, 2021. 12:00
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dedicated the club’s 3-1 win away to Southampton on Tuesday evening to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners skipper was missing for the second straight game due to ongoing family reasons as the visitors got their revenge at St Mary’s Stadium, a few days after losing to the Saints in the FA Cup.
Goals from Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette steered the North London club to a fifth win in six Premier League fixtures and up to eighth on the standings, five points off the Uefa Champions League places.
Both Saka and Lacazette sent messages to the Gabon international, Aubameyang, following their goals and Arteta dedicated the victory to 31-year-old.
“I love how they support each other and how they protect each other,” said Arteta as reported by Goal.com. “Auba is having a difficult time and we are all behind him. This win was for him.”
It is unclear whether Aubameyang, who has scored eight goals in 20 appearances for Arsenal this season, will be available for the club’s match against Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Aubameyang was on target from the spot in a 1-0 win for the Gunners in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford earlier this season.