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Kevin Campbell hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang display in Arsenal draw

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Kevin Campbell hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang display in Arsenal draw

Kevin Campbell credited Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his individual performance on Saturday at Turf Moor.

Mikel Arteta’s side could only manage a point in the Premier League in their 1-1 draw away to Burnley.

It was a frantic fixture that saw plenty of VAR controversy, with one potential handball ignored, as well as a red card decision being overturned.

Meanwhile, there was also drama around Burnley’s equaliser due to the fact Granit Xhaka’s dreadful pass flew into the net off a ricochet from Chris Wood.

Arsenal lost their grip on the game in the second half despite looking in cruise control at one point, with Aubameyang making it a perfect start.

The 31-year-old forward scored in the 6th minute with a low powerful shot that goalkeeper Nick Pope couldn’t get a strong enough glove on to keep out of the bottom corner.

 

Campbell, who is a Sky Sports pundit and ex-Arsenal star, was extremely positive about Aubameyang’s contribution against Burnley.

“I thought Aubameyang was on it today. He looked sharp first half, running over the top. Arsenal looked like they were starting to play to his strengths… He ran channels well, he looked pretty dangerous, held the ball up at times,” Campbell said on Highbury Squad’s Youtube channel.

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TBR’s View:

If Arsenal were looking towards positives from the underwhelming 1-1 draw this weekend, then surely the fact Aubameyang scored again would be high on their list.

The speedster appears to have rediscovered some form of late in the final third and is looking dangerous in a central striker position.

He’s now scored six goals in his last six games across all competitions.

They are going to need him fit and firing if they want to go far in the Europa League competition, while domestically they are 10th in the league standings.

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