Cristiano Ronaldo shames Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal captain slammed for poor form



Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has criticised Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Everton.

Aubameyang has struggled in front of goal in recent times, failing to find the back of the net in each of his last five outings, missing clear-cut chances against Watford, Newcastle United and most recently Manchester United.

The Gabon international‘s poor form hasn’t gone unnoticed either, with large sections of the Gunners faithful calling for Mikel Arteta to drop the veteran frontman against the Toffees on Monday night.

Now, Bent has claimed that the 32-year-old lacks the hunger and desire of United icon Ronaldo, who is four years older than Arsenal’s captain.

“When you look at Aubameyang and you look at Ronaldo, one of the biggest differences to me is the hunger and the desire,” Bent told TalkSPORT.

“I look at Ronaldo and he is absolutely starving hungry to score goals.

“One’s [36]. How old is Aubameyang, 33? I understand that. He’s not the greatest because of his hunger, it’s because of his ability. You can be hungry to score goals.”

“But I look at Aubameyang sometimes and he’s not in the box, there’s times when he’s getting beaten by the defenders. Listen, his biggest attribute is his pace. So there are times when Arsenal are struggling in games, what do you have to do?

“You have to clip it over the top, just roll it down the channel and let him use his pace and get Arsenal up the pitch. It’s like he doesn’t even do that sometimes.

“As the ball went wide, he’s not in the box. At times, there have been occasions where he has carried Arsenal on his back – pre-[signing a] contract.

“The cup final, the start of the following season, he carried Arsenal on his back and he was fantastic. That player is not the same player that you see today.”





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