Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in prolific type since leaving Arsenal for Barcelona (Photograph: Getty)
Aubameyang joined Arsenal in 2018 and over the course of 4 years established himself as one of many membership’s deadliest ever strikers, with 92 objectives in 163 video games.
The 32-year-old additionally grew to become membership captain throughout this time, however final December he was stripped of the armband and exiled from the group by Arteta after yet one more disciplinary concern.
The Gabonese ahead finally left the Emirates in February, becoming a member of Barcelona the place he has up to now scored 10 objectives in 16 video games, whereas Arsenal failed to herald a substitute, leaving Arteta with solely two recognised strikers within the squad.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink performed within the Premier League for Leeds, Chelsea, Middlesborough and Charlton (Photograph: Getty)
However neither Alexandre Lacazette nor Eddie Nketiah have seemed convincing main the road this season, and with Arsenal faltering in entrance of purpose of their three consecutive losses in April, many have questioned the choice to do away with Aubameyang.
‘I believe they need to have stored him, particularly in the event that they don’t have anybody to switch him,’ Hasselbaink informed Sky Sports activities forward of the Gunner’s conflict with Chelsea on Wednesday night time.
‘He might have been inflicting bother on the pitch and off it, however he’s the membership’s costliest participant and was the membership captain, however he scored a number of objectives, and he has confirmed that since he has moved to Barcelona. And that’s what Arsenal want, a goalscorer.’
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Arsenal icon Paul Merson, additionally on Sky Sports activities, added: ‘The toughest factor in soccer is to attain objectives. And a few of these from Arsenal have been unhealthy misses, however they’ve missed some glorious probabilities throughout the previous three to 4 video games.
‘They’re enjoying to their ceiling and people probabilities have been stepping into after they have been enjoying at their finest, nevertheless it has dropped off a bit.’
Hasselbaink might have been confirmed mistaken nevertheless, with Nketiah bagging a brace in opposition to Chelsea because the Gunners defeated the Blues 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
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