Aubameyang has not performed well this season and has not lived up to expectations
Lee Dixon believes that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can perform well in scoring when he returns to the field.
Aubameyang scored 25 goals forArsenal
last season, including two in the FA Cup final against Chelsea. However, he has not performed well this season, and alongside him, his team has also performed very poorly in scoring to get the players closer to the relegation zone. He has scored in 3 of the 13 games he has played in the Premier League but is currently out due to injury. Dixon believes that Aubameyang's stay away from the field should be extended to have more motivation to score when he returns to the field.
“Nobody is bigger than the club,”
Dixon told talkSPORT.
“Maybe Mikel Arteta might look at the game at the weekend and say, ‘we did create some chances, we did this’.
“It might just do him [Aubameyang] a bit of good to have a little step out of the team and just look from the sidelines.
“When you watch a game from the sidelines you can sometimes learn more than you do when you’re on the pitch. Your brain is so full of information when you’re playing; you don’t always see everything, you don’t always feel everything.
“He’s obviously a hugely talented footballer and we need his goals, but it might be a time for him just to look and assess the team.
“You can actually see little ways of improving your own game when you’re sitting on the bench, because you’re watching other people and you’re seeing gaps appear from a different angle.
“When I was playing I didn’t analyse Ian Wright’s runs because they just happened, but if you were sitting on the sidelines and watched Thierry Henry or Wrighty or Dennis Bergkamp, you saw an awful lot more and it gives you a bigger and more colourful picture of that player.
“So it might do him a bit of good to step out. If they win their next two games and he doesn’t play then he [could] come back firing. That rest might do him good.”