Premier League: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta urges other forwards to step up during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's ban

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has challenged other attackers in his squad to shoulder the goalscoring responsibilities in the absence of suspended captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Reuters January 13, 2020 17:38:06 IST
Premier League: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta urges other forwards to step up during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's ban
  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has challenged other attackers in his squad to shoulder the goalscoring responsibilities in the absence of suspended captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  • Aubameyang, who has netted 14 Premier League goals this season, will serve a three-match ban for a rash tackle on Crystal Palace midfielder Max Meyer in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

  • Only Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (17) has more league goals than Aubameyang and Arteta said the Gabon international would be difficult to replace.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has challenged other attackers in his squad to shoulder the goalscoring responsibilities in the absence of suspended captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Premier League Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta urges other forwards to step up during PierreEmerick Aubameyangs ban

File image of Mikel Arteta. Image: courtesy: Twitter @Arsenal

Aubameyang, who has netted 14 Premier League goals this season, will serve a three-match ban for a rash tackle on Crystal Palace midfielder Max Meyer in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

Only Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (17) has more league goals than Aubameyang and Arteta said the Gabon international would be difficult to replace.

“Losing probably the most important player is never nice,” Arteta told British media.

“We have other players that can play in that position.

“They now have to make a step forward now he is not able to contribute to the team with goals. Someone else has to do it and I want to see that reaction too.”

Aubameyang will miss league games against Sheffield United and Chelsea as well as the FA Cup trip to Bournemouth.

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