Mikel Arteta has urged Arsenal fans to show their appreciation for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of his return to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. The 33-year-old striker left the Gunners in February 2022 after Arteta stripped him of the captaincy due to disciplinary issues. Despite this, Arteta has asked fans to remember Aubameyang for his impressive spell at the club, where he scored 92 goals across 163 games and won the FA Cup. Arteta said: “Let’s say thank you, pay respect and gratitude for what he was. He was an incredible player for us, scored a lot of goals, he was our captain, and he deserves that.” With Arsenal struggling to register a win in their last four Premier League games, Arteta is still urging his side not to give up in the battle with Manchester City just yet. He said: “We still have the nicest part of the season to play with five games to go. When I look at it, this is not over. We can still achieve the Premier League because there are five games to go and a lot of things are going to happen still.” Chelsea, who have lost all five games since Frank Lampard replaced Graham Potter as head coach, will also be looking to turn their fortunes around when they face Arsenal on Tuesday.