Ex-Arsenal striker, Alan Smith has come out to say that a lot depends on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Tottenham Hotspur. He recently revealed that it’ll be interesting to see how the Gunners attack with their captain in the game.
According to him, if Arsenal can get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving and making good runs and playing with confidence, they will stand a chance.
Smith added that he also hopes Partey can recover from his poor first season and deliver for the club.
His words, “It is going to be interesting to see Arsenal’s attack against Tottenham’s defence, given those creative players and if Arsenal can get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving and making good runs and playing with confidence,”
“Tottenham have got a couple of new boys in Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero and that might be an area that Arsenal can exploit, perhaps down the left flank.”
“Just like Spurs, that’s the strength for Arsenal: the creative players they’ve got. They’ve got energy, ideas, and real talent there. In the coming weeks, if those creative players just behind Aubameyang can build up a relationship with the centre-forward, then you’re in business. But so much depends on Aubameyang.”
“If it is all falling down with him, if he’s not making the runs, if he’s not finishing his opportunities, then all that creativity comes to nothing.”
“In midfield, Partey was always a vital cog in the machine. He had a disappointing time last year. I don’t know why or what was going on but physically he didn’t look right, he looked shattered at times in matches. But hopefully, now he’s set for a good season. He’s a fine player, there’s no doubt about that,”
“It will be interesting what kind of shape and line-up Arteta sees around him in the middle of the park but if you’ve got that holding presence and you’ve got those creative players just ahead – and Arsenal have got plenty of those in Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard, and Bukayo Saka – it begins to look promising.”
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