Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie Redknapp alleges that the best days of Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are behind him.
As Manchester City ran out 1-0 winners on Sunday afternoon, the 31-year-old cut a disappointed figure once again at the Emirates, where Aubameyang encountered little joy against a resilient backline of people.
Aubameyang bagged his first Premier League hat-trick against Leeds United, but in midweek last weekend, he experienced another below-par night at Benfica, and Redknapp claims the Arsenal captain is being “bullied” on the pitch.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the 47-year-old said: “Aubameyang’s past his best. He could have moments, he’s going to get his hat-tricks.”
“When I watch him sometimes it’s like he’s lost his superpower. You used to see him run past people when he first came into the Premier League, I’ve seen him run past people at Dortmund.”
“I’m seeing now a player who looks like he’s going to get bullied every occasion. And he’s your leading light! The likes of (Bukayo) Saka and (Emile) Smith Rowe, they’re the ones leading the way – and it’s the other players I feel have got to step up more.”