Aubameyang 'angry' with Arteta after Arsenal snub - pundit
Gabby Agbonlahor has suggested Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be “angry” he had to wait until the 85th minute to be introduced from the bench as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Everton.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker admitted he was left stunned by Arsenal’s tactics at Goodison Park.
They took the lead through Martin Odegaard at the end of the first half but were unable to hold on.
Everton finally levelled through Richarlison with 10 minutes to go before Demarai Gray scored the winner in injury time.
“Arsenal just didn’t make sense to me,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“They just lacked the passion to go and get a second goal. They were timewasting, sitting back and letting Everton come onto them. They should have tried to get a second goal.
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“It was very strange tactics but this is Arsenal, this has been Arsenal for 10 years. They will win a few games, put in some good performances and then lose games they should win. This doesn’t surprise me.
“There’s not enough leaders. Not starting Aubameyang didn’t work.
“Lacazette is not the answer, he doesn’t offer anything for me. He can’t hold the ball up, he doesn’t run in behind.
“Aubameyang is in bad form but he’s still Arsenal’s best striker. To bring him on after Nketiah as well, it just didn’t make sense to me. No way he’s going to be happy with that.
“He’s the captain of the club, the talisman. You understand you’re in bad form so you might be dropped. But you think you’ll be the first sub on, not given five minutes at the end.
“He’ll definitely be frustrated by that and angry.”