“He needs service and the service was poor.” Aubameyang gets backing after criticism

After firing a blank once again in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City, some fans and pundits alike heavily criticized Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Jamie Redknapp even claimed that the former Borussia Dortmund man has lost his superpower and he is no longer explosive.

But the striker has now been backed by Kevin Campbell, who says he needs service to score.

Arsenal struggled for creativity in the encounter as in-form City strangled their midfield and ensured they could do very little.

Aubameyang was left all alone in the attack sometimes with only scraps to feed off.

When he had a chance, everyone noticed how John Stone outran him and that is why Redknapp had suggested that he has lost his superpower (Sky Sports).

But Campbell says while Redknapp is entitled to his opinion, he doesn’t agree with him.

He told Football Insider: “Of course that is Jamie Redknapp’s opinion, which he is entitled to but in my opinion it is not a fair criticism.

“Arsenal blow hot and cold too often. Against Leeds, Aubameyang was sharp and he scored a hat-trick but against Manchester City they did not look right. As an attacking force we were just not there.

“I understand what Jamie Redknapp is saying but Aubameyang is not the type of player who can just put the team on his back and carry them. He needs service and the service was poor.”

Aubameyang had scored 3 times in his previous league game and Arsenal will need him to be in that kind of form when they face Benfica tomorrow.

Tags Jamie Redknapp Kevin Campbell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


  1. what did he do with the service he got in benfica game? thats his opinion, am tired of pundits blaming other players for some players lack of effort

    1. Atleast he got chances…U can’t expect a striker to score goals if he sees less of d ball n I will say diz anywhere n anytime,I prefer him to laca… Arsenal’s current problem is d midfield,Dy don’t push d ball forward n also move forward,dreby creating attacking options but just sit deep doing nothing but pass back expecting d attackers to magically receive d ball n create chances…drez no smooth transition from d midfield to d attackers in Arsenal’s play…..Infact d defenders give more forward pass Dan d midfielders…….. Finally, starting eleny n xhaka,lol, where will d service come from????

      1. i disagree, midfieders needs lots of movements from attackes before the can pas, a lot of time Auba just stand still fill choke spaces, he is past his best

      2. In fact you have just nailed it, some of our co supporters don’t always read the game ,they just wanted to see goals scored meanwhile the problem had always been our midfielders whom in most cases are not connecting with the strikers for them to score goals but people just want the guy to go and score goals.
        Same is affecting lacazete which is always why he always come down to the midfeild to collect the ball and he will not be there when the ball get to the attack.
        One more very good winger is needed who will play alongside Saka and a passer who is creative Is needed in the midfield to support partey so that more balls will get to our strikers.

  2. @ Adajim that is the point. What has he done with the services so far if our lost son can convert half service.
    Does Mr. Sign da thing even train to score special goals or just waiting for service like a lazy man to tap in.

  3. Of course he needs service to succeed…just look at the numbers…his shot totals are substantially down, which is crucial considered he has one of the best conversion rates in world football since arriving at our club…next look at our assist totals on the season…ESR is tops with 4, yet he’s only seen regular playing time since Xmas…next best is Willian with 3 and we all know when most of them happened…no one has been impacted more by Arteta’s negative tactics than Auba…he’s not the rookie who has to prove that he can score at this level, his record speaks for itself, it’s our manager that has to prove that he can employ the proper tactics so that we can excel at both ends of the pitch

    1. Thank you for hitting the nail on d head..d tactics is so wrong..One can specifically point out Arsenal’s style of play

  4. What he needs is to be sold period. Both him and Lacazette.
    I won’t repeat this again. Let the club please itself.

  5. I will say take off the Aub Captains armband. Probably he wun feel that much pressure. He’s a good striker just need momentum from midfield. He still has natural instincts n need more confidence again.

    Laca am sorry he can’t make it his contract is up soon I will sell him and replace with another. Gabriel is ready to step up. Arsenal need backup rotational strikers which are crucial for Gabriel to rest n rotate.

    Unless we are luck to have good funding if not we can only hunt for reasonable good players to add on and replace midfield n def and this will take time.

    1. Btw Xhaka is a good player may not be best but he’s a good team player and will stand up for the team.
      He may be wild at times but Arsenal do need such a player.
      With him and TP Xhaka will play even better.

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