Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be a ‘second Mesut Ozil’ who is not a ‘team player’ with his ability questioned

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been accused of not being a ‘team player’ after their 3-0 loss to Liverpool.

The forward didn’t have his best game in a Gunners shirt in the humbling defeat and was unable to register a shot on goal.

Aubameyang had a tough time against Liverpool

At points, with Mikel Arteta’s side camped deep in their own half, the Gabonese star looked as if he could have been playing at left-back alongside Kieran Tierney.

And the team performance overall was so poor that the Spanish boss apologised for the way he set his team out – refusing to blame his players.

But talkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino was happy to point out the display of their skipper.

He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “Aubameyang was nearly playing behind Tierney.

Aubameyang was substituted with 13 minutes remaining

“He does frustrate me anyway because I do think he’s one of those players where I look at him and think ‘your numbers, are they an illusion?’ Because that is the only argument.

“He reminds me of a second [Mesut] Ozil where it’s going. He’s 31 years old, he’s 32 in June.

“I remember having a conversation about Aubameyang and the only debate and why you always get concerned about being critical of him, his numbers tell you he’s a great striker and gets lots of goals but to me I just don’t see a team player there. I just don’t.”

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Cascarino continued. “Christophe Galtier at Lille, he’s the manager. I was with him at Marseille. He had Aubameyang at Saint-Etienne and his goal ratio was one in two or close to one in two.

“He played at Monaco, he played for a few French clubs in his career and there has always been a bit of a myth about him, I say a myth but, a lot of people have never quite known [about him], well, everyone knows he’s a great goalscorer. He always gets a good return but they have never quite known how good of a player he really is.

“I think he’s, how do I say this, the numbers guy with the best goal stats, or one of the best, but he’s actually the worst player than a lot of other goalscorers.

“You get all these goalscorers, like [Sergio] Aguero gets goals and [Jamie] Vardy gets goals, and many others but I think he’s a far worse team player than any of them.”

Source: Sport

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