Kevin Campbell says one Arsenal player has been ‘painful to watch’
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Kevin Campbell says one Arsenal player has been 'painful to watch'

Arsenal icon Kevin Campbell has urged Gunners boss Mikel Arteta to drop Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his display at Manchester United last night.

The Arsenal captain delivered a poor performance at Old Trafford as he offered little in build-up play and couldn’t hold the ball up.

Aubameyang has now gone five games without scoring, his last contributions coming in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa in October.

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The Gabon international has just four goals and one assist from 13 Premier League games, a poor tally considering what he’s capable of.


Campbell, speaking on Highbury Squad, rated Aubameyang 5 out of 10 and says his struggles in front of goal are “painful to watch”.

He said: “It’s just not happening for him, is it? It might be time for him to come out the team.

“No matter what he does, what he tries, it’s not happening. It seems like we’re carrying him.

“He can’t stick it away! It’s painful to watch. It’s really painful to watch.”

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Arsenal had opened the scoring through Emile Smith Rowe on 13 minutes, but Bruno Fernandes equalised in the 44th minute.

The Gunners were then denied a penalty after Harry Maguire hauled Takehiro Tomiyasu down in the box.

Cristiano Ronaldo then netted in the 52nd minute to put the hosts 2-1 up.

Although Martin Odegaard equalised almost immediately, the Portuguese struck a penalty midway through the second half.

Arsenal sit fifth in the Premier League table following the 3-2 loss, one point behind fourth-placed West Ham.

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