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Jamie Redknapp delivers damning verdict on Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is previous his prime. The Gabon worldwide has struggled for kind this season and was a spectator on the sector on Sunday because the Gunner misplaced 1-0 to Manchester City.

Aubameyang burst onto the scene at Borussia Dortmund, the place he managed 141 targets from 213 appearances and established himself as top-of-the-line strikers on the earth. Arsenal secured his signature in January 2018 and the next season, the Gabon worldwide received the Premier League Golden Boot. Aubameyang was on hearth final season too, scoring 29 instances in 44 appearances.

The Arsenal star has been a shadow of himself this marketing campaign and appears to have misplaced his scoring boots after securing a blockbuster contract extension that sees him earn a weekly wage of £350,000. Aubameyang nonetheless has 11 targets from 25 appearances this season, however that’s merely not sufficient for a participant of his caliber.

Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat to City, Redknapp claimed that the Gabon worldwide is not the participant he as soon as was.

“Aubameyang’s past his best. He could have moments, he’s going to get his hat-tricks. When I watch him sometimes it’s like he’s lost his superpower. You used to see him run past people when he first came into the Premier League, I’ve seen him run past people at Dortmund” mentioned Redknapp.

“I’m seeing now a player who looks like he’s going to get bullied every occasion. And he’s your leading light! The likes of (Bukayo) Saka and (Emile) Smith Rowe, they’re the ones leading the way – and it’s the other players I feel have got to step up more” mentioned Redknapp.

Arsenal drifting additional away from the Champions League locations

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta

It was briefly assumed that the Arsenal skipper had rediscovered his mojo final weekend when he demolished Leeds United with an excellent hattrick. However, Aubameyang was utterly ineffective towards Manchester City on Sunday and that needs to be a fear for Mikel Arteta.

The Arsenal boss is making an attempt to steer his aspect out of troubled waters however was taught a useful lesson by his mentor Pep Guardiola over the weekend. The Gunners managed only one shot on goal and lacked conviction towards a well-drilled City crew that by no means misplaced management of the sport.

Arsenal are at the moment tenth within the Premier League desk, 25 factors behind the league leaders and 11 factors off West Ham United in fourth place.

Published 23 Feb 2021, 00:07 IST

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