Mikel Arteta urged to drop Arsenal star after Man Utd display – .

Mikel Arteta urged to drop Arsenal star after Man Utd display – .

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is struggling in front of goal right now (Photo: Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has suggested Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be dropped by Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners captain has been in a bad mood this season with just four league goals under his belt and has shot a blank in his last five games.

Aubameyang led the line in Arsenal’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Thursday night, missing out on key opportunities as he rarely threatened United’s backline.

The likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka all started off the bench for the trip to Old Trafford, and Campbell believes Aubameyang may have to step down now.

“It just doesn’t happen to him, does it?” Maybe it would be time for him to get out of the squad, ”he told Highbury Squad.

“No matter what he does, what he tries, it doesn’t happen. Looks like we’re wearing it.

“He can’t hold it!” It is painful to watch. It is really painful to watch.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked far from the beat against Manchester United (Photo: Alex Livesey / Getty Images)

After a below-par performance, Arteta hung Aubameyang on 79 minutes for Lacazette as they searched for an equalizer.

But it was a move that left Arsenal legend Thierry Henry bewildered.

“One thing I couldn’t understand is Aubameyang is your captain, he’s your goalscorer, you put him as captain,” he said on Amazon Prime.

“Twenty minutes to go, you lose 3-2 and you take it away.

“I’ve never encountered this situation where you’re 3-2 away and you need a goal and you take your captain off the pitch and you know he can score you goals.

“So something’s wrong there. “

Aubameyang is hoping he can have a more positive impact when Arsenal travel to Everton on Monday night.

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