The experienced striker of Arsenal has been less than impressive this season and it seems like he can't find his form.
has not been the same after he extended his contract withArsenal
but the whole team have not performed as well. The Gunners are in trouble as no one anymore is criticizing them considering they are the bottom half of the table.
Smith believes that the experienced striker is still blew par and thinksTierney
’s absence damages the Gunners.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still seems a little below par,”
the former Gunners striker told Sky Sports.
“He had one or two moments against Crystal Palace, one when he cut in off the left flank before getting a strong shot away. That was a bit more like it, but, in fairness, he was part of a team that was stuttering and couldn't really get going.
“That didn't help him. Chances were not being created, and you can't underestimate what a big miss Kieran Tierney was. His runs on the outside allow Aubameyang to drift in and get closer to goal. That didn't happen enough against Palace.
“Having got a goal against Newcastle in the FA Cup, you are hoping now he can get one or two more and go on a run. He doesn't now want to go on a run of three or four games without a goal because anyone's confidence would be affected under those circumstances.”