The former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp says that Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s best days are behind him.
The 31-year-old once again cut a disappointed figure at the Emirates as Manchester City ran out 1-0 winners on Sunday afternoon, where Aubameyang experienced little joy against a resilient backline of individuals.
Aubameyang bagged his first Premier League hat-trick against Leeds United last weekend, but he endured another below-par night at Benfica in midweek, and Redknapp says that on the pitch the Arsenal captain is being ‘bullied’.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the 47-year-old said, “Aubameyang is past his best. He might have moments, he’s going to get his hat-tricks.
Even when I watch him, it’s like he’s lost his superpower. When he first joined the Premier League, you used to see him run past people, and I saw him run past people in Dortmund.
I’m seeing now a player who looks like he’s going to get bullied every occasion. And he’s your leading light! The likes of (Bukayo) Saka and (Emile) Smith Rowe, they’re the ones leading the way – and it’s the other players I feel have got to step up more.”