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Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineffective on wing, Mikel Arteta needs to play him centrally

As Arsenal struggled to find the breakthrough early on against Leicester – despite dominating proceedings – their fans were taking to social media predicting what was about to come.

That prediction? A Jamie Vardy 1-0 winner late on after coming on as a substitute to terrorise Arsenal’s defence once more.

Vardy loves a goal against Arsenal. He has now scored 11 times against the Gunners. Only compatriot Wayne Rooney has scored more against them, with 12 to his name. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ineffective once again as Arsenal lost against Leicester

Aubameyang was deployed on the wing at the Emirates, where he struggled to get involved

Aubameyang was deployed on the wing at the Emirates, where he struggled to get involved

Sunday’s outcome was far too predictable for many Arsenal fans who have watched their side week in, week out recently. 

While Mikel Arteta has made the Gunners a lot tighter at the back shipping just seven goals from their first six matches – only Aston Villa have conceded less with five – he is struggling to find the right balance up the other end of the pitch.

And it has been a problem for a while now for a team that used to torment defences under legendary former manager Arsene Wenger thanks to their scintillating football.