Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Monday, January 4.
Big Aubameyang claim
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been Arsenal ‘s worst player this season.
Aubameyang hasn’t been his clinical self so far this term after signing a contract extension with the Gunners.
For the most part of the 2020/21 season, Mikel Arteta’s side have been below-par but even in the past two matches – where Arsenal have won and that the Gabon international has been available for – he has struggled.
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Speaking to talkSPORT (via the Express ), Cascarino has slated the Gunners captain for his form.
“Obviously [Aubameyang’s] your highest-paid player [in the squad] and he’s been your worst player this season. That’s how I’d say it.
“Why is he still there? Because he’s a talent and he’s going to get numbers.
“He’s not playing well. We’ve talked about centre-forwards this season who have not played well. Joelinton.”
Isco transfer decision
Arsenal boss Arteta has decided against making a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco following the form of youngster Emile Smith Rowe.
That’s according to Spanish outlet AS, who say that the Gunners manager has now dropped plans to sign Isco in January because of Smith Rowe’s recent performances.
There has been mass speculation that Arteta wants a creative midfielder this month to help his side going forward.
However, the north London team have now secured three successive Premier League victories and Smith Rowe has been key in those.
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