The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker gave his verdict on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s performance against Tottenham.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced his ‘best game’ in a while on Sunday and can continue that way if he plays upfront, says Andy Cole.
The 32-year-old was on target last weekend to help Arsenal seal an impressive 3-1 win over Tottenham. He has now scored five goals across all competitions this season – just 10 shy of last season’s 15-goal tally.
Now Cole has argued that a key reason behind Aubameyang’s recent struggles were down him playing on the left flank, where he often spent his limited energy reserves defending in his own half.
Speaking in the Kelly & Wrighty Show, Cole said: “With Aubameyang, play him in his right position – he will score goals. But you can’t have one of your best players playing on the left, chasing back.
“You take away why you signed him. On Sunday, he played in his position. That was his best game for Arsenal for some time. He wants to do well.”
Aubameyang hopes to get on the scoresheet again in Arsenal’s visit to Brighton on Saturday evening in the Premier League.