Thierry Henry has questioned the decision to take Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off in Arsenal’s match against Manchester United yesterday when the Gunners were chasing the game.
Auba was in poor form in the fixture, and moments after shooting straight at David de Gea, Mikel Arteta took him off.
That decision didn’t impress former Gunner, Henry, who insists the Gabon star is Arsenal’s main goal threat and should have remained on the pitch because they needed a goal.
Speaking on Amazon Prime as quoted by the Sun, the former Monaco manager said: “Aubameyang is your captain. He is your goal scorer.
“You put him as your captain. 15 minutes to go, you’re losing 3-2 and you take him off. 3-2 away from home, you need a goal and you take your captain, your symbol, off the field.
“You know he can score you goals so something is not right there.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
The Arsenal captain was arguably the worst player on the pitch yesterday, and he could easily have played for one more hour and still not score.
We pay managers to make important decisions, and that is exactly what Arteta did in that situation.
Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are two other strikers at Arsenal, and either of them could also score the equalising goal for the club.
If they had done that, Henry would not be criticising this decision after the match.