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Arsenal legend, Alan Smith believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a shadow of his Dortmund self following his move to the Emirates.

The Gabon international striker joined Arsenal in January for £55 million. He arrived as a possible solution to the goalscoring crisis at Arsenal.

However, the poor form and the malaise at the club has affected Aubameyang's ability to perform.

Former Gunners striker Smith told Sky Sports on a big-money addition following a disjointed display in a 2-1 defeat at Brighton: "He looked a shadow of the player he was at Dortmund.

"Even he, in the short time he's been at Arsenal, has been affected by the mood.

"He got his goal with a little flick, but he's not the player I hoped he would be.

"I'm not saying he's a bad player, but it's a malaise through the dressing room and he's been affected."

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