Former Tottenham man, Jermaine Jenas, has criticised Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his poor start to the season.
Aubameyang once again cut a lonely figure for Arsenal yesterday. He missed a couple of half chances to get his team back into the game and remains stuck on just the two goals in eleven outings so far.
Jenas, who played in the North London Derby while at Spurs, now works as a pundit for the BBC and has criticised the performances Aubameyang is putting in at the moment.
“Every striker suffers a drop in form at some point in their career, and there is no doubt Aubameyang is below his best right now.
“He had a big opportunity against Spurs when he got on the end of Kieran Tierney’s cross at the start of the second half but he had no real conviction with his header. He just kind of guided it over the bar. It was a header from a player who did not believe he was going to score.”
Aubameyang suffered against the strong centre-back pairing of Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld. Indeed, Jenas pointed out in his comments further that the Gabon man ‘never looked like’ getting the better of Alderweirled throughout the game.
The Arsenal star’s form is in stark contrast to that of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son. The Spurs pair are on fire, and at the moment, firmly guiding the club towards the top of the table.
Jenas is bang on, Aubameyang needs to do more – TBR View
Jenas is not the first person to comment on Aubameyang and he has a point here. The Arsenal man needs to contribute more, even if he is out of form in terms of goals.
The Gunners rely heavily on him, and, given the splashed out on a mega-money contract for him in the summer, the pressure is on for the striker to start delivering the goods again.