Why Arteta might be responsible for Aubameyang’s poor scoring form

Gabon International Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been Arsenal’s hitman for the past two seasons, scoring a minimum of 20 goals in the last two seasons, in addition to helping the team with the FA Cup and Community Shield win but that seem to have disappeared.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward has been firing blank in the Premier League for the past couple of games and that has been cited as the reasons for some it the defeats suffered by the club.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored just two goals in eight league appearances this season while he had scored eight goals in 11 Premier League matches by this stage of last season when operating in a more central role.

The fact that he had no shot on target in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa at the weekend makes it a worrying situation for every well-meaning Gunners fans.

Kevin Campbell has stated that the left-hand position assigned to the team’s captain is the reason why he is not performing as he claims that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks frustrated at the Emirates Stadium m

In his chat with Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Arsenal favourite suggested that the 31-year-old wants to return to his more familiar role as a central striker.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former Arsenal player said “Mikel Arteta has to do at it

“He needs to look at all permutations because what has been going on is not really working.

“We saw Aubameyang getting a bit frustrated if I am honest. It is one thing playing out of position on the left-hand side, but it is another thing playing out on the left-hand side, not being in the mix and not getting any chances. That is going to frustrate him.

He added that playing him at the middle avails him more opportunities and chances to score goals than from the flank.

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has called for calm and hopes to bounce back as soon as possible.

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