Video: Arteta is quizzed on the similarities between Ozil and Auba form after contracts

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s struggles this season have been compared to that of Mesut Ozil after he signed a new contract, but Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists there was no reason to compare the two.

The manager insists that his new deal was to profit the future of Arsenal FC, but didn’t really deny that there was similarities.

Aubameyang was dropped from the starting line-up for last night’s important clash in the Europa League, and his importance to the starting eleven certainly appears to be dwindling.

Could the contract really have played a part in his downfall?

Patrick

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  1. vieralyn says:

    To be frank, the only real similarity is that the club didn’t properly deal with either player’s contracts until the summer leading into their final year, which always gives the player more leverage

    so one might logically wonder why Arteta originally pushing for Auba to re-sign, on a considerably higher wage, if we were going to deploy such negative tactics…I believe that Arteta’s massively inflated ego, following our somewhat surprising FA victory, was a major factor in this and other problematic decisions

    there’s no doubt in my mind Arteta mistakenly saw this as a “retooling” project, contrary to his more recent “rebuild” revelations, and so he kept Laca and Xhaka, re-signed both Auba and Luiz, then pursued Willian, actually believing this was good enough to compete for top 4 and maybe beyond…his short-sightedness and naivety shouldn’t come as a surprise since he’s NEVER been a coach let alone a manager before…so shame on him for caring more about his selfish pursuits than the greater good, which would have requires him to embark on the much more arduous rebuilding project we so desperately needed, and shame on our absentee owner for buying this nicely packaged gift with a big old steaming turd inside…fact is we all got Tommy Boy’d in the process

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