Arsenal should not remove Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as captain after he led the club to FA Cup success last season.
That’s according to former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the current problems at The Emirates.
The Gunners surrendered to Liverpool last time out in the Premier League as another goalless outing raised questions about Aubameyang’s role in the side.
Campbell claims that you have to take the good and the bad with Aubameyang’s captaincy as he was the player who led the club to an FA Cup win last season.
“I’m not going to get drawn on if Aubameyang looks like an Arsenal captain,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“He was captain when they lifted the FA Cup and I was happy so I’ve got to take the good with the bad.
“Is he what the club is used to? No, he’s not but everyone keeps telling me that football’s changed. If football’s changed then that’s our captain, you can’t have it both ways.
“The problem Arsenal have is that it is clear how important Aubameyang’s goals have been. Auba getting 20 odd goals a season has papered over a lot of cracks.
“The fact that his ratio has maybe gone down to half of the team’s goals has shown that we haven’t got enough goals in us as a team.
“It’s easy to point fingers but when you look at the big picture, you need other players to pick up the slack and the bottom line is that we aren’t good enough.”
Aubameyang is Arsenal’s second top scorer in the Premier League this season with nine goals to his name, only Alexandre Lacazette has more with 11.
The Gabon international came big for Arsenal in the Europa League last month as his brace against Benfica secured progression to the round of 16.