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Pundit claims Arsenal star is a “second Ozil” and “far worse” than Jamie Vardy

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Arsenal

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Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino thinks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is turning into “second Mesut Ozil” at Arsenal.

Gabon international has only scored nine goals in 25 appearances this season, failing to contribute to the club’s game again during the 3 – 0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend.

“Aubameyang was nearly playing behind Tierney,” said Cascarino.

“He does frustrate me anyway because I do think he’s one of those players where I look at him and think ‘your numbers, are they an illusion?’ Because that is the only argument.

“He reminds me of a second [Mesut] Ozil where it’s going. He’s 31 years old, he’s 32 in June.

“I remember having a conversation about Aubameyang and the only debate and why you always get concerned about being critical of him, his numbers tell you he’s a great striker and gets lots of goals but to me I just don’t see a team player there. I just don’t.”

Then he added: “Christophe Galtier at Lille, he’s the manager. I was with him at Marseille. He had Aubameyang at Saint-Etienne and his goal ratio was one in two or close to one in two.

“He played at Monaco, he played for a few French clubs in his career and there has always been a bit of a myth about him, I say a myth but, a lot of people have never quite known [about him], well, everyone knows he’s a great goalscorer. He always gets a good return but they have never quite known how good of a player he really is.

“I think he’s, how do I say this, the numbers guy with the best goal stats, or one of the best, but he’s actually the worst player than a lot of other goalscorers.

“You get all these goalscorers, like [Sergio] Aguero gets goals and [Jamie] Vardy gets goals, and many others but I think he’s a far worse team player than any of them.”

Source: Football365

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