Arsenal are just seen recovering from a long run of losses with Pierre Aubameyang struggling to perform
The Gabonese finished last season as one of the lead goal scorers, helping Arsenal to FA Cup victory and Europa League Qualification.
Aubameyang who was expected to begin the new season in greater form after he was handed an improved extension contract, has in turn disappointed.
Having been linked to an exit during the summer period, Arsenal were keen to retain their Captain whose contract was close to it’s end.
Following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund, the current season has been the worst of his Arsenal career as the 31-year-old spoke of his struggles.
Speaking to Skysports, Auba said; “From the beginning of this season I was struggling a lot but I think this is part of football.
“We gave a lot at the end of the season to win the FA Cup and to qualify for the Europa League because it was really important for the club.
“Sometimes you have ups and downs and you have to manage as best you can. I tried my best and until now it was not the best performance from me.
“I’m still positive. I think I can turn this around.”
The former BVB star went on to confess to the difficulty in being a leader when his performances are not encouraging.
“It’s really hard to manage both but you have to be as positive as you can because the team needs you,” the striker added. “I always try to give my best, not only on the pitch but also in the dressing room for the guys.
“Sometimes it’s hard and maybe you are not in the right mood but you have to find a way to change it and give positive vibes for the guys.”
With three straight wins for the North London side, Auba believes a win against Crystal Palace would come as an additional bolster in their recovery process.
“At the moment we are playing well and we have to follow this way,” he said. “If we win the couple of games that are coming we can turn around the situation. We are not so far from the top six so this is the moment to be back in the competition.”