Mikel Arteta insists he ‘completely trusts’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in front of goal after Arsenal striker showed his class to score decisive brace in Europa League victory over Benfica
- Arsenal progressed to the last-16 of the Europa League in dramatic fashion
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as they beat Benfica 3-2 on Thursday
- His late second goal saw the Mikel Arteta’s side win the tie 4-3 on aggregate
Mikel Arteta insists he has ‘complete trust’ in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his captain banished painful memories from 12 months ago to score a brace against Benfica and guide Arsenal into the last 16 of the Europa League.
The Gunners were just three minutes away from crashing out on away goals – despite both legs being played at neutral venues.
Current coronavirus travel restrictions meant the Gunners had to ‘host’ the second leg of their round-of-32 tie in Athens, where Aubameyang’s late header saw them win 3-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate.
Mikel Arteta (R) insists he has ‘complete trust’ in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L)
Tied at 1-1…