Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s agent appeared to take a thinly-veiled swipe at Mikel Arteta over the striker’s poor goalscoring kind this season.
Aubameyang has discovered the online simply twice within the Premier League this time period and fired one other clean in Arsenal’s 2-Zero defeat by the hands of north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
The Gabon worldwide’s agent, Kwaku Mensah, took to social media to launch a staunch defence of his shopper by posting a screenshot of Arsenal’s dreadful attacking stats with the caption: ‘For those who create possibilities…’.
The stats confirmed Arsenal are joint 18th within the Premier League for the variety of photographs on track this season, and joint final for possibilities created.
The Gunners have additionally scored solely ten targets in 2020/21, the fourth lowest tally within the division. They lie 15th within the top-flight after 11 video games, with the strain mounting on Arteta to show the membership’s fortunes round.
Talking after the match, the Spaniard burdened his aspect should tackle their goalscoring woes ‘urgently’.
He remarked: “We have to rating targets. If not, it’s unsustainable. It doesn’t matter what we do in different departments of the pitch, if we don’t rating targets we will’t do nothing. We have to put the ball within the internet, urgently.”
Aubameyang has come beneath elevated scrutiny for his lack of firepower in entrance of purpose, having put pen-to-paper on a bumper new contract on the Emirates just some months in the past.
Former Arsenal striker John Hartson is worried the type of the membership’s star man might come from his frustrations concerning the gamers round him not pulling their weight.
However the Welshman insisted Aubameyang should begin doing his all to proper his personal kind, particularly after touchdown his profitable new deal.
He advised talkSPORT 2: “They pulled out all of the stops to get him. We all know of his high quality. He simply doesn’t appear as if he’s in sync with the others at occasions.
“He’s not making these blistering runs in behind that we noticed him make final season, which earned him the contract. I simply suppose the followers deserve somewhat bit extra out of him.
“I don’t wish to name him disinterested. I don’t wish to label that on him however perhaps he’s a bit pissed off with the opposite gamers.
“He simply seems to be as if he’s wanting round at occasions pondering, ‘I’m perhaps higher than being right here’, are you aware?
“However pay attention they gave him an terrible lot of cash, they gave him a pleasant contract and he must be chomping on the bit. Operating round like what earned him the contract.”