Aubameyang Hat-Trick Secures 4-2 For Arsenal Against Leeds

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang thanked Arsenal for helping him through a “tough period” after his hat-trick led the Gunners to a convincing win over Leeds at Emirates Stadium.

The 31-year-old missed two matches at the end of January with his mother in ill health.

“Everyone was giving a lot of love to me, my mum and my family,” the Arsenal skipper told Sky Sports.

“I have to say thank you to everyone at the club, and the fans.”

Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 14th minute before doubling his side’s advantage from the spot towards the end of the first half.

Right-back Hector Bellerin grabbed a third on the stroke of half-time, with Aubameyang completing his first Premier League hat-trick with a header moments after the restart.

But from 4-0 down Leeds grabbed two second-half goals through Pascal Struijk and substitute Helder Costa to give Arsenal a late scare.