Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish disagreed with Gabriel Agbonlahor’s declare on talkSPORT that ‘easy’ assists shouldn’t rely.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrange Emile Smith Rowe for Arsenal’s decisive purpose within the 1-Zero victory at Chelsea on Wednesday and Agbonlahor is adamant it shouldn’t have been added to any help tally.
The Arsenal striker squared to his teammate from the by-line for a simple-tap in as Mikel Arteta’s facet earned an unlikely win at Stamford Bridge.
Agbonlahor declared the best way assists are recorded is ‘nonsense’
“When you’re within the field and it comes off your knee after which a striker places it away you’re getting an help since you touched it final,” he informed talkSPORT Breakfast.
“It’s absolute nonsense, I feel for those who make a worldie go that’s an help. In the event you go previous two or three gamers on an excellent run and you set it on a plate for somebody, that’s an help.
“In the event you make a five-yard go you can not name that an help, I’m not having it one bit.
“I’m saying for those who get previous a participant with an excellent little bit of talent and take gamers on after which you may have put it on a plate for a striker, that’s an help.
“A worldie ball – a typical Kevin De Bruyne cross or a Cesc Fabregas ball – then you definitely get an help.
“You’ll be able to’t be getting handed the ball and also you play it 5 yards throughout to the man who faucets it in.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, that’s not an help for me.
“For the Smith Rowe purpose I’m not having it, all he has achieved is go it. It’s an help however I’m not counting it on his tally, I’m not having it.
“That’s the one go he may have performed there, if he went previous a couple of gamers and put it on a plate for Smith Rowe then truthful sufficient.”
Grealish, who has 12 assists to his identify and is Dean Smith’s main likelihood creator this time period, then took to Twitter to problem his former teammate and Villa’s document scorer within the Premier League.
The England playmaker argued that, typically, making a purpose for an additional participant is more durable than really scoring one.
He wrote: “Gabby come on! Creating the purpose can typically be more durable than scoring!”
The controversy was sparked by Michael Owen, who claimed that scoring targets was the toughest job in soccer.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas disagreed and urged the Liverpool icon to not ‘underestimate’ the presence of thoughts wanted to pick passes.
Manchester United’s legendary defender Rio Ferdinand additionally jokingly weighed in on the talk, saying the artwork of defending was an important job.