Far less prolific this season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang no longer manages to carry Arsenal, which has made a very disappointing start to the year. Former Gunners glory Paul Merson suspects the Gabon international player is less motivated since receiving his XXL contract extension.
«Arteta is struggling because his favorite players are no longer shining this season and that’s a big, big deal. Willian hasn’t started at all and seems like a real flop. And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was horrific», The English criticized the Daily Star before driving home the point. “What does it bring to the team? Nothing at all right now. You need a great performance from your major players when things are not going well. Arsenal do not understand this. It’s a dangerous thing. Did Aubameyang relax too much after signing his contract? Only he can answer that. But he does not justify the money paid to him.»
Criticism that the striker will try to respond to on the ground, from this Sunday in the derby against Tottenham.