We started improving, so we had to let him leave the club – Arsenal on letting Aubameyang leave
Mikel Arteta and Edu had to make some tough choices in order to have their best season in years and help Arsenal win the Premier League for the first time in almost 20 years.
Edu said that in order for Arsenal to do well, the team had to make “unpopular decisions.” Since 2004 was the last time the Gunners won the league, they are trying to win it for the first time.
The team led by Mikel Arteta is currently in first place in the league, five points ahead of the team in second place, Manchester City. They have only lost three times this season, and in their last 27 Premier League games, they have won 21 of them.
Since Arteta took over for Unai Emery in December 2019, there have been many bumps in the road and other problems. The Spanish coach had a pretty good first season, and at the end of the year, he won the FA Cup. But their second season was terrible, and they finished eighth in the Premier division, which was their worst finish in the history of the division.
And after Arsenal lost their first three games of the 2021/22 season, it looked like Arteta’s time at the Emirates Stadium might be coming to an end. Even so, Edu and the other heads of the Gunners group kept backing the 40-year-old and trusting the process.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was allowed to leave Arsenal even though he had scored 92 goals in 163 games for the team. The club had to make the hard decision to let him go because the team was starting to do better. But this was a good move for the Gunners in the long run because Arteta was still making big changes to the team at the time.
Edu told Sky Sports about the change at Arsenal, “People would make jokes about our process, even though we knew all the steps.” We knew that we were going to have some hard times because sometimes we have to make choices that aren’t popular and might cause some questions.
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But because we are strong, we were able to figure out what was going on, and now we are in this situation. Even though there is still a lot of work to do and we are in the middle of it, we are happy and proud of where we are right now.
Even though Arsenal came close to qualifying for the Champions League the season before, they have kept improving their team and, most importantly, have faith in Arteta. As Arsenal gets closer to winning the Premier League, Arteta wants to repay the faith they showed him by trying to win the Premier League title this season.
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The Gunners won their Europa League group. On Thursday night, they will play the second leg of their round of 16 matches against Sporting CP with the goal of making it to the tournament’s playoffs.