Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang does something he’s never done before for Arsenal with unwanted feat after Aston Villa defeat

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has suffered an unwanted feat after his quiet display in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the final Premier League game before the international break.

Opta report that this was the first time that Aubameyang has failed to register a shot whilst playing 90 minutes at the Emirates Stadium since he joined the north London outfit in January 2018.

Aubameyang has struggled as of late, with last week’s game-winning penalty against Man United the captain’s only Premier League goal since he signed a new a £250,000-a-week contract (Independent).

Last night’s defeat to Villa could eventually cancel out the importance of the win against United, as they are now only two points ahead of their rivals – who hold a game in hand.

It’s clear that Mikel Arteta needs to tinker with something in order to get the best out of Aubameyang, the 31-year-old has looked unconvincing in all four of the side’s league defeats so far this season.

Arteta continues to field Aubameyang as a left-winger but perhaps it’s time that the skipper was played down the middle, oppositions seem to have now figured out the way to keep him quiet out wide.

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