HomeSoccerArsenal legend suggests Arteta could have to drop Aubameyang for Martinelli
Arsenal legend suggests Arteta could have to drop Aubameyang for Martinelli
April 5, 2021
By Josh Barker
Revealed: April 5, 2021 7:33 pm
Final Up to date: April 5, 2021 11:04 pm
Aubameyang disappoints, once more
Arsenal’s most up-to-date outing after all noticed them comfortably crushed by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The Merseysiders have endured a fairly dire season general, however had been nonetheless in a position to utterly dominate Arsenal.
As well as, regardless of Liverpool’s considerably makeshift backline, the Gunners had been restricted to only three pictures all recreation, solely two of which had been on track.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was notably disappointing in opposition to the Reds, one thing Arsenal’s followers have change into too accustomed to seeing this season.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 18: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal reacts throughout the UEFA Europa League Spherical of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium on March 18, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums round Europe stay underneath strict restrictions because of the Coronavirus Pandemic as Authorities social distancing legal guidelines prohibit followers inside venues leading to video games being performed behind closed doorways. (Picture by Julian Finney/Getty Photos)
Martinelli over Aubameyang
Since signing a brand new contract on the again finish of 2020, Arsenal’s captain has not regarded anyplace near his finest.
And now, on the again of one more subpar show in opposition to Liverpool, Gunners legend Martin Keown has advised that Mikel Arteta ought to strongly think about dropping Aubameyang, or danger shedding the respect of his squad:
Ought to Arteta not be dropping him for performing as poorly as he did in opposition to Liverpool? If he sticks with him, he dangers shedding the respect of the group.
Keown went on to disclose his opinion that Arteta ought to usher in Gabriel Martinelli to play on the left – Aubameyang’s most well-liked place – alongside Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, each of whom had been absent on Saturday night vs Liverpool:
It’s time to usher in 19-year-old Gabriel Martinelli. He’s too good to be sitting on the bench. His team-mates see him in coaching and know what he can do.
They are going to be baffled by his continued absence. I do know I’m.
Use him on the left. Use Martinelli’s fellow 19-year-old Bukayo Saka on the precise. Begin Emile Smith Rowe. Then you definately’ll have a group who can pose issues for the opposition. There have been too many passengers in opposition to Liverpool.
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This text was edited by Conor Laird.
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