Tony Cascarino has called Pierre-Emerick’s work ethic ‘bordering on disgusting’ and said the player should be the first one out of the club.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scores his sides third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scores his sides third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a striker.

His job is to score goals and he does that very well. Better than most other players, in fact.

This season alone he has 13 goals in 19 games while in 84 Arsenal games since he joined, he has scored 54 goals with 13 assists.

Most would think he’s more than fulfilling his end of his Arsenal contract.

But not Tony Cascarino, who is paid by The Times for his ‘insight’.

“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored last night but he really hurts Arsenal with his poor attitude,” he wrote. “People talk about his goalscoring record — and it is indeed very good — but he needs to be a team player. Last night [against West Ham] he was just letting opposing defenders head the ball away without even making a challenge.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring Arsenal’s first goal against Olympique Lyonnais in pre-season (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring Arsenal’s first goal against Olympique Lyonnais in pre-season (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)

“Along with Mesut Özil, he is the laziest player in the side. His work ethic for a senior player is bordering on disgusting. Last week against Brighton & Hove Albion he remonstrated with Joe Willock, his young colleague, when he should be encouraging him. He would be the first one out of the club if it was up to me.”

Now, leaving aside that Mesut Ozil has frequently been shown to run more miles than anyone on the pitch and calling him ‘lazy’ is the laziest pundit line out there, imagine thinking ANY club should sell Aubameyang.

I’ll admit, I wasn’t impressed with the way he screamed at Joe Willock, and I’m not entirely sure he’s the right player to be captain, but you have to have actual rocks for brains to take this stance on Aubamyang.

Tony Cascarino, as a player, won 3 trophies – all second division titles.

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