Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of many worst centre-forwards within the Premier League this season, talkSPORT has been informed.
The Gunners ace has had a torrid time whether or not used off the left or centrally however ought to nonetheless be able to find his type of outdated, such is the expertise he has.
Aubameyang has solely managed three league targets this season as he struggles to repeat the performances he’s proven since arriving on the Emirates in January 2018.
A bumper new contract was signed by the Gabon star, 31, netting him a reported wage of £375,000 per week.
His showings since, have been properly beneath par, although, and ex-Premier League striker Tony Cascarino reckons he’s been one of many worst in the complete division, even because the Gunners are on a three-game profitable run.
“He hasn’t performed properly in any respect and he’s very able to switching it again on,” he mentioned on the Weekend Sports activities Breakfast.
“However I’ve seen video games the place, and I’m saying as a centre-forward, when he’s performed centre-forward and performed their roles he’s been as poor as anyone within the Premier League.”
Cascarino, although, was as a substitute stuffed with reward for Aubameyang’s teammate Lacazette who now has 5 targets in his final 4 video games.
His double towards West Brom, in a 4-Zero win, confirmed he’s not misplaced his goalscoring intuition, regardless of the elevated workrate he’s been displaying in latest weeks.
“He performed rather well,” former Cascarino informed talkSPORT.
“I believe he’s been requested to work a lot tougher as a centre-forward. I assumed his work ethic towards Chelsea was extraordinary, battling for all the things, preventing for each ball, bringing his colleagues into play. He did it rather well yesterday.
“The rewards for his exhausting work have been the targets as a result of I believe that’s what Arteta needs him to do. Be a a lot larger employee.
“We’ve talked about centre-forwards working and, if he does that, Lacazette’s an actual handful. He’s your greatest centre-forward, by a rustic mile for me.”