Darren Bent names the ‘biggest difference’ between Cristiano Ronaldo and Arsenal’s Aubameyang
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Darren Bent names the 'biggest difference' between Cristiano Ronaldo and Arsenal's Aubameyang

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Darren Bent had a go at Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his lack of hunger and desire, which is the complete opposite of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Gunners went to Old Trafford on Thursday and could’ve easily picked up the three points. They looked really good in the first 20 minutes, but then, for some reason, they just took their foot off the gas. That allowed Manchester United to get back in the game, and Ronaldo was the star of the show.

The Portuguese superstar scored twice to help United beat the Gunners. Aubameyang, on the other hand, looked lost at times, and Mikel Arteta decided to bring Eddie Nketiah on to replace him.

Bent has now had his said and he has named the biggest difference between Ronaldo and Aubameyang.

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Darrent Bent: Aubameyang doesn’t have the hunger and desire that Ronaldo has

He said on talkSPORT: “When you look at Aubameyang and you look at Ronaldo, one of the biggest differences to me is the hunger and the desire.

“I look at Ronaldo and he is absolutely starving hungry to score goals. One’s 37, How old is Aubameyang, 33? I understand that. He’s not the greatest because of his hunger, it’s because of his ability. You can be hungry to score goals.

“But I look at Aubameyang sometimes and he’s not in the box, there’s times when he’s getting beaten by the defenders. Listen, his biggest attribute is his pace. So there are times when Arsenal are struggling in games, what do you have to do?

“You have to clip it over the top, just roll it down the channel and let him use his pace and get Arsenal up the pitch. It’s like he doesn’t even do that sometimes.”

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Aubameyang has been an incredible striker over the last decade, but Ronaldo is on a completely different level. The Portuguese superstar is one of the greatest players to ever grace the game, and his hunger and desire are the biggest reasons why he’s still so incredible.

The Arsenal skipper, since the start of last season, hasn’t been on his own best level, let alone Ronaldo’s. He has looked nothing like his previous self, and it may just be the right time for Arteta to make that tough decision.

Arsenal face Everton on Monday and if recent form is anything to go by, Aubameyang doesn’t deserve to keep his place, even though he’s the captain. A spell on the sidelines may even help him realise what has changed over the last 18 months, which would be the best thing for himself and for the Gunners.

It will be interesting to see what Arteta will do on Sunday. If he decides to keep his faith in Aubameyang, the Arsenal skipper will have to step up. If not, the Gunners may struggle to get on the score sheet at Goodison Park, even though the Toffees have been woeful over the last few weeks.

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