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Frank Leboeuf highlights Mikel Arteta’s ‘mistake’ in Arsenal’s loss to Aston Villa

Arteta’s side have slipped to back-to-back defeats (Picture: Getty Images)

Frank Leboeuf has been left by baffled by Mikel Arteta’s decision making at times and highlighted his call to take off Alexandre Lacazette for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa as a ‘mistake’.

Olle Watkins’ goal after just 74 seconds was enough to condemn the Gunners to defeat at Villa Park.

Arsenal enjoyed the majority of the possession but couldn’t convert their dominance of the ball into clear-cut chances, with Dean Smith’s side looking much more threatening on the counter.

Lacazette was taken off just before 60 minutes (Picture: Getty Images)

Aubameyang replaced Lacazette in the 59th minute but the captain barely had a touch on the ball and couldn’t prevent his side from suffering back-to-back losses in the Premier League.

And former Chelsea defender and French World Cup winner Leboeuf couldn’t wrap his head around Arteta’s substitution.

‘Sometimes I don’t understand Arteta,’ he told ESPN FC.

‘They are 1-0 down and substituted on Aubameyang, who is completely in doubt right now, for Lacazette, who can be the real leader of the…