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Merson doesn’t see Aubameyang as an improving player

Fri 27 November 2020 | 16:27

Arsenal’s former star is not happy with Aubameyang’s performance.

Arsenal’s

former star

Paul Merson

is not convinced with

Aubameyang’s

performance and says thet he is offering nothing to the club.

Here is what Merson told Sky Sports on the matter:

“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is bringing absolutely nothing to the party at the moment. He played central [against Leeds] and he was ineffective as he was before.

 “Looking back at that win at Manchester United, it doesn't look so great now. Do not even start me on Manchester United, it's no big licks going there and getting a result at the moment.

“Where are Arsenal going? People say you can see what Arteta is trying to do, but I'm not sure.

“I watched Leeds and you can see what they are doing. Some of their passing and movement, you could tell they have worked on it, but I do not see that with Arsenal.

 “They are not dominant at the back. Thomas Partey is a good player and they have missed him - he should make a difference when he's back - but up front they do not get the ball out wide to the wingers.

“Aubameyang plays up front and does not touch the ball. There is no running off the ball.

“Some people are saying one step forward, one step back. One step back?! That's kind.

 “It did Arsenal a favour when Nicolas Pepe got sent off, Leeds then ran out of ideas because Arsenal had to sit deep.

“Only a couple weeks before, Leicester went to Leeds and put four past them. Leeds let in goals. The teams that beat them are the teams with players who can glide past their defenders; Arsenal don't have that.”


source: SportMob