Arteta ‘should bring back Aubameyang’
Ex-Arsenal star Lauren has urged Arteta to reinstate Aubameyang to the Arsenal team before looking elsewhere for a striker.
But he also thinks that if the situation between the Gunners and Gabon national can’t be resolved, the Gunners need to bring in a striker asap if they want to qualify for the Champions League.
Lauren told Ladbrokes: “If Arsenal want to increase their chances of securing a Champions League spot this season – something I believe is very important for the club – then the striker situation needs addressing.
“Either we resolve the situation with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or we bring someone in who can get 10-12 goals between now and the end of the season. First of all, I think it’s important to talk with Aubameyang, to try and get him back on board.
“Mikel Arteta is the one person who knows what’s going on with Aubameyang; he sees him every single day, so ultimately you feel like it will be his call as to where his future lies.
But for me, and from what I’ve seen, I believe the club should try and resolve the situation with Aubameyang before looking at alternatives.
“He already knows the system, he knows the players, he knows the Premier League, he knows the institution; he knows everything, so we have to try and get him back to his best.
“When he’s at his best, there’s no debating he’s one of the best strikers in the world.”