Friday Dec 11, 2020. 12:00
Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could soon be dropped from the Arsenal starting line-up as he continues to underperform this season.
The 31-year-old marksman has netted just twice from 11 Premier League matches thus far this term and he has also failed to score in his last four games for the Gunners.
Aubameyang was rested during the English giants’ 4-2 win over Irish side Dundalk in UEFA Europa League match which was a dead-rubber on Thursday night.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated that his captain is not “undroppable” when speaking on the club’s official website.
When asked if Aubameyang was undroppable in the Premier League, Arteta said: “No one is undroppable.
“At the end of the day, 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.”
Aubameyang’s last goal in the Premier League came against Manchester United on November 1 as Arsenal secured a 1-0 win and it remains their last victory in the competition.
“As well, I see how he’s training and how he’s behaving, how much he wants to turn this situation around,” he added.
“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.”
Aubameyang will be hoping to rediscover his scoring touch when Arsenal face Burnley in a Premier League match at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.