Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said that he will not hesitate to bench striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang should the striker’s current form continue.
“No one is undroppable,” said Arteta to Arsenal’s website.
“We have to find the right players to win football matches.
“But we cannot forget what Auba has done for this club and what he has done in recent months, not years ago.
“As well, I see how he’s training and how he’s behaving, how much he wants to turn this situation around. When I see that type of hunger, it’s about supporting the player as well as the status he has in the team because of the performances he has provided for this football club.”
After being rewarded with a new contract last summer, the Gabon international is struggling to produce good form this season.
He has scored just four goals in 13 appearances. Some fans have suggested that his new contract may have led to him becoming complacent. The Gabon international is also without a goal in his last four Premier League games. As a key player and leader in the team, Aubameyang will naturally face a lot of criticism.
The Gunners are currently in poor form and were comprehensively outplayed against Tottenham in the North London derby last weekend. They are currently in 15th position in the Premier League, and 11 points adrift from Spurs. Worryingly, they are just seven points clear of the relegation places.