Martin Keown insists Mikel Arteta was RIGHT to make ‘huge assertion’ of dropping Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Slavia Prague conflict after the striker’s nameless show in depressing Liverpool defeat
- Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped on Thursday night time
- Willian began forward of the star for the Europa League conflict with Slavia Prague
- The Gunners striker put in a poor efficiency in opposition to Liverpool on the weekend
- Martin Keown believes Mikel Arteta despatched the best message by benching him
The Gunners striker was a key lowlight in what Keown described as ‘probably the most disappointing efficiency underneath Arteta’, as Liverpool brushed apart a lacklustre Arsenal on Saturday.
Willian got here in to interchange Aubameyang for the Europa League quarter-final conflict with Slavia Prague, and the Invincibles defender believes Arteta made the best name.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was benched by Mikel Arteta for Arsenals’ Slavia Prague conflict
The striker had a depressing recreation in opposition to Liverpool and was one of many worst performers
‘It is a huge assertion,’ Keown stated on BT Sport punditry responsibility.
‘Lately he left him out for being late for coaching. Now it is for his efficiency, and that is extra necessary to me.
‘It units an even bigger instance and the gamers know that no one is exempt from being chopped from the aspect if the captain is being dropped. I feel that is proper.
Martin Keown believes Mikel Arteta despatched a message to his gamers by dropping the skipper
‘We all know his mom has not been nicely so we do not wish to be vital however while you step onto the pitch you must be skilled and he is fallen a way in need of the performances he is able to.
‘There’s now alternatives for another person.’
Aubameyang missed the North London Derby final month to be together with his mom throughout a spell of sick well being, revealing she was ‘a lot better’ as he returned to the aspect.