'I don't see that at all': Seaman completely disagrees with Gary Neville's Arsenal comments
Arsenal legend David Seaman has hit back at Gary Neville for his comments on a possible rift between Mikel Arteta and club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Monday. One of the biggest talking points from the game was Arteta dropping Aubameyang from the starting eleven. The Arsenal boss even chose Eddie Nketiah as his first substitute, something that would’ve irked Aubameyang according to Neville.
The Sky Sports pundit said on air after the game: “I think there will be a problem with Aubameyang after this game. He won’t like Nketiah coming on before him. It’s turned a little sour and I bet if Arteta could move him on for some money, he would. And, if Aubameyang could get out, he would.”
Seaman was asked about this and he completely disagrees with Neville.
David Seaman responds to Gary Neville comments on Arteta and Aubameyang
Asked about Neville’s comments, Seaman said on Sky Sports, as quoted by The Metro: “I saw Gary Neville making those comments last night and I was a little bit surprised if I’m honest. I don’t see that, I don’t see that at all.
“I think it’s just the fact he’s not playing very well and he’s having one of those patches. That’s why he was left out.
“Lacazette has come in and has been doing really well. He decided to put Nketiah on we saw why because he does create a little chance for himself, but I’m not worried about the Aubameyang situation.
“I think he will come good very soon.”
Aubameyang wouldn’t have been happy about the fact that he was dropped against Everton. He is the skipper and he would be expecting to play every game. However, Arteta was right to leave him out.
The Gabon star last scored for the Gunners in October. He has offered next to nothing in recent weeks and he has missed big chances as well. Arteta had to make the tough decision and the Arsenal skipper had to accept it.
However, that doesn’t mean there’s a rift between the two. Aubameyang is experienced enough to know that he doesn’t deserve a spot in the side at the moment.
That really is a shame as everyone knows that he’s a world-class striker and it’s up to him now to become the player he once was.
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