Emery hopes for Auba boost
Unai Emery has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to maintain his hot streak when Arsenal take on Manchester United tonight.
Aubameyang scored a brace in Arsenal's 4-2 victory against Tottenham to become the first player to reach double figures in the league this season.
The Gabon international has an impressive hit rate, netting with 10 of his 13 shots on target, and averaging one goal every 104 minutes.
He is set to spearhead Arsenal's attack when they head to United tonight, bidding to extend their unbeaten streak to 20 matches, as well as claiming the club's first Premier League victory at Old Trafford in a dozen years.
"To me, his challenge is that he has the possibility to be the best scorer in the Premier League," said Emery of the former Borussia Dortmund player. "We want to help him achieve this, because if he is scoring he is helping us.
"It is also important for him that he takes confidence from matches like Tottenham, not only from scoring, but helping with the pressing against them, too.
"It is also the moment to say to him 'don't stop'. I want him to continue to improve, and his challenge is collective as well as individual."
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