Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has given plaudits to the Gunners’ star striker after witnessing another prolific display from him in the victory over Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners have definitely not had a season to enjoy thus far, but thanks to the inconsistency of rivals Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, there are still hopes of claiming a place in the top four of the Premier League.

One man who has been a relatively consistent performer for Arsenal despite their struggles this season is Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, the current leading scorer in the English top-flight this campaign.

The 30-year-old managed to score twice for the Gunners on Sunday in a rollercoaster affair against Everton, which saw them concede on two occasions during the first half.

After Aubameyang’s heroics, Mikel Arteta reacted by heaping praise on the striker, who happens to be the last player that previous boss Arsene Wenger signed before his exit.

“I’m so happy with Auba because he is scoring very important goals for us, but as well as a captain he’s giving a great example to everyone else.” Arteta said, as per

“That a player of his calibre is able to work the way that he is working defensively… because of the demands of the matchday are big, and he is willing and he is happily doing it and I think we should pay regards to him.

“The [clubs who want him] are completely right because he is a superb player. He completely deserves to be liked by all the other teams. Hopefully we can convince him that this is the right place for him and that he has a future here. ” he added, in response to the striker’s Barcelona rumours.

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