Aubameyang must lead from the front against Man City

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has to be Arsenal’s main man once again.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is arguably Arsenal’s most important player at the moment and the Gabonese attacker’s form for the team has continued to save them.

Without his goals since he joined Arsenal, the Gunners would probably not be considered a top English side at the moment.

He was rightly made the team’s captain after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the captaincy last year and he has continued to justify that decision.

The attacker has, however, never really made an impact when he faces Manchester City.

As a matter of fact, Aubameyang has lost all the games he has played against Manchester City as an Arsenal player and he will be keen to change that in this game.

The attacker has to score or at least provide an assist this time. The team looks at him for inspiration and he has saved them many times and he has to at the forefront against Manchester City.

I expect Mikel Arteta to use his inside knowledge of Manchester City to his team’s advantage and that should include telling Aubameyang how best he can take advantage of Manchester City’s frail defenders.

I expect this game to be a proper contest from two teams who play positive attacking football, if that happens, then there should be lots of chances created by both teams, Aubameyang must make the most his chances in this game.

An article from Ime

11 Comments

  1. Top Gunner says:

    The main problem at Arsenal is the mid-field. If Arsenal want to win City, they should not use Xhaka and Ozil

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      Couldn’t agree more.

      Even though there has been a slight improvement from both under Arteta, they are still light-years away from the quality we need to compete with the likes of City, especially in away games.

      They’ll probably start as Arteta doesn’t have many other options, but I would like to see AMN, and Guendouzi sitting deep, with Ceballos playing just in front of them. We need a midfield of workers more than anything, and Ozil cannot be bothered, and Xhaka is just too slow.

      I pray Arteta plays Auba down the middle as well. It’s ridiculous that Auba cannot even start ahead of Nketiah in his favoured position.

      1. Siamois says:

        Auba in the center will only happen when Tierney is fully fit and Saka is moved on the left wing,MA explained it after the West Ham game,for balance!

    2. Jim wall says:

      Team v City…
      Leno
      Mustafi. Sok. Mari..
      Luiz
      Cabbello Gundenz
      Bellerin. Saka

      Lacca
      Auba

      1. AY75 says:

        Given our available options, your line-up would be perfect if we were to go 3-5-2……. I don’t entirely trust Xhaka, but I feel he’s been better than Guendouzi lately. Martinelli for Lacazette at 70′. I bet their defence wouldn’t be able to cope with him, after being hassled all day by Lacazette

        1. Top Gunner says:

          Xhaka better than Gouendouzi? Xhaka only knows how to back passes and holding opponents with their jerseys

  2. Saoty says:

    Arteta should not gambling.
    best squared to be man city.
    leno
    mustafi
    luiz
    sokrati
    belerin
    saka
    xhaka
    guendozi
    martineli
    p.aubamayang
    mari

  3. Tojjolo John says:

    Me i think Auba should start from the center No.9 position with Ozil coming from No. 10 while martinelli and Pepe on the wide wings.

    1. Top Gunner says:

      Take Ozil off thr the equation. That guy has never performed well in big games.
      Gundugan, Rodri, and de Bryne will run the show if Ozil and Xhaka are in starting line-up

  4. Loose Cannon says:

    Another game that can be lost due to team selection. Will Gabriel start? No I’m sure not. Will AMN start? No. Will Ozil and Xhaka start? In all probability yes.Will Ozil disappear? Most likely.So we know the line up and we know the result.Good luck Mikel.

  5. Top Gunner says:

    Xhaka better than Gouendouzi? Xhaka only knows how to back passes and holding opponents with their jerseys

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