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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal have "stagnated"

Aubameyang admits Arsenal have
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suggests that the arrival of Unai Emery at Arsenal is a good thing as the club have missed out on the Champions League two years running.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confessed that the club he joined in January "has stagnated a little bit" over the past couple of seasons.

The Gabon international was speaking after Unai Emery was appointed on a three-year deal as long-term manager Arsene Wenger's successor.

Wenger had presided over a slump in performances, seeing his side miss out on the Premier League's top four in successive campaigns.

Aubameyang acknowledges that life without the Frenchman at the Emirates Stadium will be "weird", but has also suggested that it may be for the best.

"It's a bit of a mixed feeling," he told RMC. "On one hand, for the fans, it's odd that the boss is going, but it's a new start. To speak the truth, over the last few seasons the team has stagnated a little bit.

"But everyone is excited to see what can happen from next season. We already have a quality squad, but if we maybe had another two players that would be good. But everyone needs to get into their heads that we have to work hard to rival the top teams."

Aubameyang scored 10 Premier League goals in the second half of the Premier League season after arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a £56m deal.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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