English former player, Paul Merson has banged Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over a tussle with his club.
The former Arsenal legend found the Gabon international’s behaviour impolite and thus criticized him.
However, the 53-year-old asserted that the team was the architect of the problem.
Merson opined hat Arsenal shouldn’t have extended contract with the 32-year-old.
Aubameyang penned down a fresh three-year-deal with Arsenal last summer.
And that has been Merson’s worry as he believed it was obscure that Aubameyang’s performance had been a step backwards since.
Meanwhile, the former Dortmund’s striker was removed as Arsenal’s captain following accusation of a disciplinary breach.
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He has also been barred from training with the Gunners’ first-team.
Merson told the Daily Star: “Arsenal have got what they deserved with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang because they never should have given him that contract.”
“He’ s on far too much money for his age, he hasn’t been the same player since he signed it, and he shouldn’t come back into the team now in my opinion.”
“If anyone offers him £350,000-a-week elsewhere I’ d drop him off there but Barcelona have got no money and I don’t see how they could afford even half of his wages.”
Merson added: “Arsenal for me are in this situation again because they let him run down his contract and then gave him a lorryload of money. It’ s like Mesut Ozil all over again.”
“Aubameyang is a great finisher with great pace. But he’ s 32. They must have realised he wasn’ t going to get any quicker…”