Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has come under fire from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s agent for not creating enough chances for the striker. The Gabon international has not performed at his usual high standard since penning his lucrative new contract.
Aubameyang flopped once again as his side lost 2-0 to north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
The result leaves Arsenal 15th in the Premier League table after 11 games.
The Gunners have only scored 10 goals this season, a tally which is the fourth worst in the division.
But Aubameyang’s agent has looked to shift the blame from his client to the club.
The agent posted a photo on his Instagram story which showed Arsenal have created the least amount of chances of any teams in the top flight.
“You look at all the stats, they’re in our favour but at the end of the day it’s about putting the ball in the box.
“The first situation they had from 30 yards they put it in the top corner. You have to applaud it.
“The second one, Thomas has to come off, he cannot fill the gap that he should be in and we get done. Just before we had an open situation to score a goal as well.
“After that in this moment normally the team would fall and the team got better after the first one, the team got better after the second one.
“They tried to generate a situation, we had the chances. We had generated probably more than ever this season put the ball in the box more than ever, had the numbers there.
“But at the end of the day we have to score the goals and when they had a half chance they scored, and at the moment we haven’t. To build something you need results.
“I take a lot of positives for the way we played, when we come here in this moment and play with the personality, the courage, the passion, the energy and the belief the boys showed. At the end it’s a football match and you have to win it, and we lost again today.”
Published at Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:00:00 +0000