'If I'm honest...' - Exclusive: Campbell pundit drops major Aubameyang-Arsenal claim
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks “frustrated” playing from the left-hand side, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Highbury favourite suggested that the 31-year-old wants to return to his more familiar role as a central striker.
Arsenal’s captain registered no shots on target against Aston Villa on Sunday night as the Gunners slipped to a 3-0 home defeat a week on from victory at Old Trafford.
Aubameyang has scored just two goals in eight league appearances this season with Mikel Arteta opting to utilise him from the left-flank.
By comparison, Aubmameyang had scored eight goals in 11 Premier League matches by this stage of last season when operating in a more central role.
When asked by Football Insider if it was time for the Gabon international to play more centrally, Campbell said: “Mikel Arteta has to look at this.
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“He needs to look at all permutations because what has been going on is not really working.
“We saw Aubameyang getting a bit frustrated, if I am honest. It is one thing playing out of position on the left-hand side, but it is another thing playing out on the left-hand side, not being in the mix and not getting any chances. That is going to frustrate him.
“You would want to play through the middle and get opportunities.
“The fact that the team is not playing well is also going to bring on a certain level of frustration.”
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