Former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell admitted that the Arsenal captain will be in need of help from his teammates in the front.
Arsenal’s top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not receiving enough assists according to Kevin Campbell. For this reason, Mikel Arteta should look for another option to provide goals for the Gunners.
Ultimately, Arsenal is completely dependent on Aubameyang to provide a magical touch.
The 31-year-old delivered 72 goals in 115 outings at Emirates Stadium. Consequently, he received the captain’s armband along with his new contract with Arsenal.
In need of Plan B.
However, Aubameyang did not find the back of the net in the last four games for the Gunners. And, Campbell suggests that Arsenal should look for a plan B.
The former Gunners striker told Gentingbet: “Opposing teams are cutting off Aubameyang’s supply.
“Opposition are challenging Arsenal to beat them without Aubameyang, because they’re ensuring all roads to Aubameyang are cut off.
“Arsenal need to be beat teams with someone other than Aubgameyang. The moment you start beating the teams with someone other than Aubameyang. Then the opposition stops singling him out so much.
“I understand that other teams are scheming to stop Arsenal in this way. So they need to come up with a smart game plan. And that’s something that Arteta needs to work out himself.”
Evidently, Arsenal started the new campaign with excitement. They have nine points in five games and have reached the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Nevertheless, Campbell thinks that Arteta’s team has the potential to bag the Premier League title this season.
“Arsenal has an outside chance at the title this year. No team has really taken a grip of the Premier League so far other than Everton and Aston Villa, who have surprised everybody.
“However, we do know that after 10 games or so the league will start settling down. And the usual suspects tend to find their form and just keep picking points up.
“So, it is key for Arsenal to stay up there. Get the points in the bag and stay up where they need to be. Then, they can see how things go after Christmas and into the New Year.
“I truly believe they have an outside chance, with the quality that they’ve got at the moment.”
Moreover, Campbell also believes that Arsenal will aim for European glory. Subsequently, Aubameyang & Co. will face Rapid Vienna on Thursday in the Europa League opener.
He said: “Arsenal should 100 percent be expected to win the Europa League this season.
“With every tournament, they go into, Arteta says that they go into it to win it. Which is what every Arsenal fan wants to hear.
“They went out of the Europa League last season with a whimper. They lost the final the previous year, do you think this year… why not?
“This is a prestigious trophy to win and it would give them a Champions League qualification.”