Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed what interim coach Freddie Ljungberg told the players after finding themselves trailing in the first half against West Ham United.
The half time whistle blew at London Stadium when Arsenal were down by a goal thanks to Angelo Ogbonna's header. Aubameyang, who netted the third goal has revealed Ljungberg told the Arsenal players to play with a higher tempo after their below-par performance in the first half.
In the second half, Gabriel Martinelli netted the equalizer before Nicholas Pepe put the Gunners ahead with captain Aubameyang grabbing the third to secure first win for Ljungberg.
"We feel good. I think we played well in the second half so we are happy to win this game. We tried to put some tempo in the game and to play fast and find spaces, and we did that," he said.
"At half-time, Freddie [Ljunberg] told us to play with a higher tempo. It was tough but we have the quality in the squad, and if we believe in ourselves, we can go forward and win games. ‘We will take this second half as an example for the rest of the season."
The Gunners will now travel to Maurice Dufrasne to take on Standard Liège in their final match of Europa League Group F encounter.