Video: Arteta claims Aubameyang’s benching was tactical

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself dropped to the bench again last night against Slavia Prague, but Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta claims his decision was tactical.

The Gunners stuttered to a 1-1 draw at home in the Europa League first-leg last night, and naturally the team selection can come under scrutiny.

Arteta insists that his decision was down to tactics however, and not to do with timekeeping or any other issues like the clash with Tottenham some weeks back.

In hindsight the manager may regret not starting the Gabon international, but do we believe that Auba was simply dropped to make an impact off the bench?


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  1. Thomo says:

    Aubameyang doesn’t start every Europa league game and also you make it sounds like he’s been pulling up trees when he starts

  2. Mogunna says:

    Unfortunatly, it was a poor tac tic as we used to for 18 months .

    We used to win most games and play away as if home, walking into peach zs if we go for a win…

    No more, we look lost, no more game plan nor any logic…

    How can we not play our best team for such an important game.

    We have the toad opened til final, with Villareal ot ???, both teams we should be able to beat.

    Sure be a reunion with Emery who took an option winning first game.

    It is thr only way we have to Europe and happens to take us to CL with no xay to realisticaly catch a EL spot through EPL’.’.

    He plays Willian on LW, Daka on right, and sits Auba!..

    Tac tic? To even mention such word in such a ridicule; confirms he needs to go and learn elswhere, take Willian Ceballos and Luiz with him out of here

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