Aubameyang should only return to Arsenal team if he has right attitude states Barnes

John Barnes insists it makes little sense for Mikel Arteta to recall Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Arsenal first-team just because the club is currently struggling.

The striker has been banished from the squad following a disciplinary breach, and he hasn’t been with the group since the end of last year.

He has even been stripped of the captain’s armband and seems to have his work cut out to return to the first team.

When he was first ordered to train away from the group, Arsenal did well. But their goals seem to have dried up now.

This has brought about calls for him to be recalled, but Barnes insists that is not enough reason to bring him back.

The Ex-Liverpool man said via The Daily Mail: ‘Aubameyang coming back into the team depends on whether he wants to do well and has the right attitude.

‘If he doesn’t, there is no point bringing him back into the fold. Even if Arsenal aren’t doing too well, it could make the whole situation worse.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Auba knows he has had many chances to get his act together and should be doing better.

At his age and with his experience, he shouldn’t be the centre of disciplinary problems.

However, it seems old habits die hard, and the next best step for Arsenal is to offload him

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  1. I suspect Johnnie Barnes will also suggest that Arsenal pay half of Auba’s 350,000 per week wages too setting him free to play for either Barcelona or Juventus. Barcelona perhaps would not be too bad but Juventus! We would, in fact, be rewarding Juventus for their shenanigans with our recent efforts to sign Vlahovic and Locatelli.

  2. We did great without Auba! Yes Our goals dried up only because of a depleted squad due to Afcon departures In January and injury to important players.
    With players coming back rested and less injuries, i expect more goals. I expect ARTETA manages Saka better this time around by finding some time for Pepe.
    I hope we do buy a natural number nine this January window. But even if we don’t both Martinelli and Pepe can be utilized in a variegated formation. With the players we have top four finish is still possible. I like a couple of our upcoming academy graduates. I think they’re just a few games away from coming in from the bench. Best case scenario though would be a number nine and a midfielder on deadline day. I would love that

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