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Tottenham clash: Arteta makes a NO case for Aubameyang

Timothy Aiyeku

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been faced with questions on what would be the role of Gabon International Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when his team resume hostilities against Tottenham in the North London derby.

This question has become necessary with Eddie Nketiah facing a ban after being handed a red card in Leicester City draw game following his tackle on James Justin.

It is no longer news that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not been playing as a central striker despite his goals tally at the club and there could be a need to have a formidable force when Arsenal meet Tottenham in their next game.

Mike Arteta has therefore given the answer “NO” as he claims to have a number of options for the central striker role and will put then into consideration.

Alexander Lacazette has not been in the best of form for the past few games as he has not been consistent with goal scoring. This is the reason why it was asked if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be given the nod to lead in the attack ahead of anyone.

Arteta noted that there is a need to keep up the firepower of the team without losing its balance and that will strongly inform the choice of players for the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s leading goal scorer this season having scored 23 so far, with 20 coming in the English Premier League.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.