Arsenal striker, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang relieves coach Arteta after bouncing back from the tough period with a vital double in a victory over Newcastle United.

Aubameyang was denied a hat-trick against Newcastle by a call of nature. He was forced to make a dash to the dressing room after being substituted two minutes after his second goal. However, the Gunners coach Arteta was relieved when his goal scoring machine rediscovered his goal touch with a precious double on Monday night.

“Yeah, he had to go in so we had to change it”. Said Arteta who then curved a smile as he said his match had to go off with a “stomach issue”.

Aubameyang scored a brace as Arsenal eased past a heavily-changed Newcastle to heap more pressure on Steve Bruce. The Gunners captain struck either side of a Bukayo Saka goal as the hosts recorded a 3-0 victory that sees them move into the top-half of the League table.

Earlier on in the season, Aubameyang had missed a couple of good chances in the first half. However, he scored his fourth and fifth league goals of the season to steer the Gunners to three points.

“I am really pleased with his overall performance”. Added Arteta.

“That’s what he has done through his career and mentally you have to be really strong in order to do that. He has come out of a difficult period. We have been missing his goals a lot”.

“Today he has come back and scored two and contributed to the team to win. This is exactly what we need. So I am really pleased for him”.