Aubameyang and Arteta very happy with Arsenal's win over Leeds.

Arsenal bounced back to winning ways as they thrashed Leeds United 4-2, with Aubameyang registering his first Premier League hat-trick.

Arsenal were very impressive on Sunday as they thrashed Leeds. [Getty]
Arsenal were very impressive on Sunday as they thrashed Leeds. [Getty]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expressed his delight after his first Premier League hat-trick helped Arsenal see off Leeds at the Emirates Stadium.

The West Yorkshire club continued their winless run in London under Marcelo Bielsa when they played Mikel Arteta’s Gunners on Sunday.

Aubameyang broke the deadlock after 13 minutes and Arsenal grew in confidence. Then the Gabon striker doubled the lead in the 41st minute just after VAR denied the hosts a penalty.

Hector Bellerin also scored for the Gunners at the brink of half-time while Pascal Struijk and Helder Costa's second-half strikes threatened a comeback, but it was too late because Aubameyang had already secured the win a few minutes after the restart.

Speaking to Sky Sports following the win, the Arsenal captain said: "Happy, really happy - my kids are going to be happy because they'll get it (the ball).

"I'm happy with the performance. I knew it'd be a hard game - they (Leeds United) never gave up."

When quizzed if there were nerves at 4-2, the 31-year-old replied: "Maybe not nervy. We managed the game well.

"The hat-trick means a lot to me. I'm a guy who always works hard. It's been a tough time for me.

"Everyone was giving a lot of love to me, my mum and my family. I have to say thank you to everyone at the club and the fans."

While speaking to BBC Sport, manager Mikel Arteta said: "I am really happy because I watch them so much and I know how difficult they are. They are a fantastic team and they showed that over the course of the game, they showed spirit at 4-0 down, throw everything at you and make life very difficult.

"I try to do the best I can, they are a fantastic team, they put you under a lot of trouble and everyone knows their roles. They are very man orientated and we did really good for the big period. Credit to them, to maintain the level of belief at 4-0 is remarkable.

"I said at half-time, it is 0-0. If there is a team in the league who will throw everything at you it is Leeds. We conceded from a set-piece, they pulled another back and their energy level is incredible. It is difficult to maintain the physical demands of the game.

"We have been missing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goals and him at his best. He has been training after a difficult period with a family issue and we had a feeling he could be key in this game. He was in pain and got a big kick, twisted his ankle but hopefully, he will be fine (for Thursday)."

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