Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s woes in entrance of objective continued on Monday night time because the misfiring Arsenal striker spurned an open objective towards Newcastle.
The Gunners captain, who bagged 22 league targets in his final two seasons, has simply three in his opening 17 top-flight matches this marketing campaign.
His dramatic dip in type has corresponded with a determined wrestle for Arsenal typically, with Mikel Arteta’s males managing simply 20 targets within the first half of the season.
And that confirmed no signal of adjusting within the first-half towards the Magpies because the 31-year-old missed from only a couple yards out.
Bukayo Saka supplied the inspiration but once more with an outstanding piece of talent, earlier than his fizzed cross took a deflection and ended up on the toes of Aubameyang, who bought himself in a muddle and hit the publish.
It’s honest to say that final season, the Gabon striker would’ve wolfed that up.
Aubameyang signed an enormous new contract with the Gunners firstly of the season which noticed his wage improve to round £350,000-a-week.
And former Chelsea striker Cascarino feels Auba might be heading the identical manner as Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal have been attempting to dump him since final summer season, however have struggled attributable to his large £350,000-a-week contract earlier than lastly agreeing to pay Ozil off over the weekend so he can be part of Fenerbahce.
Evaluating Aubameyang to Ozil, Cascarino instructed talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports activities Breakfast: “I really feel actually awkward about Arsenal and speaking about Aubameyang as a result of I’m speaking a few man with an unimaginable goalscoring document.
“However he hasn’t had (a very good) one this 12 months and I’m feeling prefer it’s Ozil 2.0.
“They’ve given him this ridiculous contract that’s so huge, despite the fact that all of us would possibly go, ‘it ought to have been carried out, he’s been good, he’s performed such a excessive degree of soccer that he’s bought to be given the crown jewels’.
“However I’m not satisfied Arsenal will preserve taking place this highway of paying these gamers a wage that’s manner above different gamers on the soccer membership.
“They’ve overpaid gamers who’ve been taking part in nicely, and even gamers which have performed nicely at different golf equipment are coming in and upping their wage construction to an actual division.
“I can see some gamers getting large cash and on the decrease finish being fairly a great distance aside.
“I believe that’s going to be a difficulty that he must alter. There’s positively issues for Arsenal which you can see should be resolved.”