It was a damaging afternoon for Arsenal when they travelled to Vicarage Road to face Watford yesterday, as the Gunners passed up a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired two first half strikes to put his side in command, before an incredibly shaky defensive display allowed Watford back into the match.
And former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp feels Aubameyang has a real opportunity to impress through the centre now that Alexandre Lacazette is injured.
As per the Daily Mail, he said: “The loss of Alexandre Lacazette until October could be an opportunity in disguise for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He can be lethal when used centrally rather than on the left. He got two goals against Watford. Let’s see how many more he can bang in over the coming weeks.”
TBR’s View – Aubameyang can shine as the main man but must have despaired at Arsenal’s defence
Arsenal’s lightening front three got plenty of fans excited on paper, but it does require Aubameyang to move to the left and that may limit his effectiveness, at least as he takes time to readjust.
As the central striker, he can cause havoc, as he showed in the first half with two well-taken goals. But he can’t do anything about Arsenal’s defence.
The Gunners seemed intent on hitting the self-destruct button yesterday and Aubameyang can do nothing but despair as he watches on from the other end.
Many feared that Arsenal had made their squad too top heavy, and it certainly looked that way against Watford yesterday.