Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has cautioned club Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that “No one is undroppable.” Following his dip in form. But has backed him to bounce back.
Aubamayang, after signing a big-money contract with the gunners, has struggled to find the back of the net, managing just four goals in 13 appearances for the North London club in all competitions.
These has prompted fans to claim that the Forward has lost form after sealing a new deal, that will run until June 2023.
The 31-year-old is not expected to feature for the gunners when they take on Dundalk in their last group stage game of the Europa League on Thursday.
Arteta has admitted that he would continue to bench the Gabonese international if his form does not improve, while also backing him to bounce back.
when asked whether he would keep playing him in the League no matter what, Arteta replied: “No one is undroppable,” he said (via the club’s official website). “At the end of the day, we have to find the right players to win football matches.
“But we cannot forget what Auba has done for this club and what he has done in recent months, not years ago.
“As well, I see how he’s trai,ning and how he’s behaving, how much he wants to turn this situation around. When I see that type of hunger, it’s about supporting the player as well as the status he has in the team because of the performances he has provided for this football club.”