How Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Arsenal legend Ian Wright ‘confused’

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has recalled seeing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette miss a host of chances during a recent pre-match warm-up and believes it is symptomatic of their current struggles in front of goal.

The Gunners went into this week's international break on the back of a thumping 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates.

It means that after eight league games, Arsenal sit in 11th place, six points off leaders Leicester City and with just nine goals scored.

Aubameyang and Lacazette have combined to score five of those goals but largely been feeding off scraps as the team battles to turn its possession into chances for the forwards.

Against Manchester United earlier this month, Arsenal needed a penalty from Aubameyang to beat them having controlled much of the match.

But before the match, Wright was keeping his eye on the strikers as they warmed up and he was unimpressed with what he saw.

"What I saw the other day was Arsenal’s warm-up before the Manchester United game – there was a shooting session down in the corner," he said on the Wrighty's House podcast.

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"We saw nine shots from the main characters – Aubameyang, Lacazette, all of them – and every single one of them missed. Even though we beat Manchester United, it was telling.

"If I’m being honest, there’s not many chances being created, which is why I feel so unfortunate for Auba.

"It’s just a coincidence that he’s signed his contract at this time and then the suits say: 'It’s because he’s signed his contract, he’s clocked off'. We’re not creating chances!

"We’re not creating chances but I do not like seeing in a warm-up shooting session, people missing the target, and sloppy shots.

"All those things make you look into the team and what’s going on."

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