Hargreaves advises Arteta to change key Arsenal player’s position

Aubameyang was a peripheral figure against the champions (Picture: Getty Images)

Owen Hargreaves has urged Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a central striker after the Arsenal captain put in a lacklustre performance on the wing in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night.

The Gunners lost their first game of the season at the hands of the champions at Anfield, getting outclassed in every area of the pitch.

Alexandre Lacazette fluffed the chance to get Arsenal back on level terms at 2-1, firing an effort straight at Alisson when through on goal.

Arteta has been urged to play Aubameyang as a central striker (Picture: Getty Images)

Aubameyang was ineffective on the left-wing, starved of service and barely able to get into the game with Arteta’s side seeing little of the ball.

Despite scoring 22 times in the Premier League from the same position last season, former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Hargreaves believes the Gabon international should play as a No.9, which would mean dropping Lacazette to the bench.

‘Maybe drop Lacazette, play Aubameyang at the top, [Bukayo] Saka can play as an attacker, as a wing-back,’ Hargreaves…