Gabon forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been very terrible for Arsenal this season, Paul Merson has said.
Merson recently revealed that the African has offered absolutely nothing to the team since this campaign started.
According to him, something has to change at Arsenal immediately as too many so-called stars underperforming for a Gunners teams for what have been making some surprising selection calls.
He added that Arteta is struggling because his go-to players haven’t turned up this season.
His words, “Arteta is struggling because his go-to players haven’t turned up this season and that is a big, big problem,”
“Willian has not got going at all, and is having a real nightmare. And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been atrocious.
“What does he bring to the party? Absolutely nothing at the moment. You need big performances from your big players when things aren’t going well. Arsenal aren’t getting that. That’s a dangerous thing.
Don’t get me wrong. Arteta is safe. They won’t make a change, so I don’t think he’s under that much pressure. He’s there for the long haul.
“But at the start of the season everyone was saying: ‘Oh it’s strong management leaving Ozil out’. I think it’s come back to haunt them now. They have no guile.
“I don’t even think they have a plan to get players like Aubameyang and Willian on the ball. They hardly touch it in some games. If you touch the ball 80 times in a game, you are going to do at least 10 good things.
“Arteta is struggling because his go-to players haven’t turned up this season and that is a big, big problem,”