‘Isn’t playing well’: Pundit hammers ‘out of sorts’ Arsenal player live on air
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'Isn't playing well': Pundit hammers 'out of sorts' Arsenal player live on air

Simon Jordan has hammered Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his recent performances live on TalkSPORT.

The pundit has suggested that Mikel Arteta has been right not to see him as an integral part of the team in recent weeks.

Aubameyang was on the bench last night as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park.

The club captain was introduced in the second half and missed a glorious chance to equalise for Arsenal following Everton’s late goal that proved to be the winner.

Aubameyang hasn’t scored since October. Naturally, that is cause for concern but the former Crystal Palace owner has suggested that Arteta was right to drop him.

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Jordan told TalkSPORT: “Dropping players isn’t beyond the gift of a manager and it doesn’t necessarily mean a rift. It means that a manager doesn’t quite, at this moment in time, feel that a player is performing at a certain level.

“Because of the nature of this player, because of the contract he was given 18 months ago, because of the captaincy, you’re seeing a situation where the player is out of sorts.

“Aubameyang isn’t playing particularly well and he doesn’t provide a goal threat. As a top striker, if you get one chance you take it.”

Jordan is right; Aubameyang must improve Arsenal form

The 32-year-old has scored four Premier League goals in 14 appearances for the Gunners this season.

That simply won’t do and Arteta can ill-afford any passengers in their quest to gatecrash the top four during 2021/22.

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Aubameyang has 92 goals in 163 appearances for Arsenal in total. This season, however, has been a struggle for the striker.

Arsenal have a plethora of creative talent. As a result, there really is no reason for him not to be scoring goals.

Jordan makes some good points and Aubameyang must shake himself to revive his form.

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