Arsenal’s confidence appears to be at rock bottom – and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has let slip their big problem.
The Gunners were again unable to earn a win as they drew 1-1 with Southampton at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
Aubameyang finally ended his goal drought to cancel out Theo Walcott’s opener but a red card for Gabriel Magalhaes left them short in their pursuit of a winner.
After the game, a frustrated Aubameyang felt it was a game they could have won.
But he conceded that the Arsenal dressing room is currently “nervous” due to their current predicament.
Much has been made of the dressing room situation at the club and Aubameyang admitted they are simply feeling the pressure of recent results as he suggested that contributed to Gabriel’s rash challenge to earn a second yellow card.
“I think it was tough as the end the team gave everything to get that point,” Aubameyang told Amazon after the game.
“A bit disappointed, we could win this game sometimes this happens.
“We are a bit nervous, we need points.
“Sometimes we do bad things but this happens when you need points, we have to stay cool with the head.”
Manager Mikel Arteta addressed Arsenal’s lack of confidence and how they can find a solution after the game.
Asked how his Arsenal side can express themselves, Arteta said: “Just to play with freedom and to enjoy the profession as well and be accountable that when you go on that pitch you do your best.
“And then there are a lot of things that we cannot control. And try to protect them as much as possible and give them comfort.
“But, yeah you see there are four or five situations in the first half we are around the box we are inside the six yard box we are feeling the actions, it should be a goal and it’s lacking.
“But in the second half Auba scored and hopefully this unlocks a bit a player that he needs that moment and hopefully things will change like we said before.”