Arsenal legend Martin Keown criticises Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after victory over Bournemouth

first_img Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterMonday 7 Oct 2019 1:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares / PLAY (Picture: BBC Sport)‘I know it’s tough but you can’t allow that kind of space,’ Keown said. Keown insists Aubameyang must ‘work harder’ when Arsenal aren’t in possession (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal defender highlighted two instances when Aubameyang’s failure to press almost cost the north London club.‘Let’s give them credit because it’s been a difficult week for Arsenal,’ Keown said.‘I thought they pressed really well, that intensity in their play… that’s what every good team is looking for. It’s not just playing with the ball – it’s also what you do without it.‘They started the game very well from that point of view, everyone was engaging. About Connatix V67539 Arsenal legend Martin Keown criticises Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after victory over Bournemouth Keown added: ‘This [above] is exactly the same. Aubameyang is slow to press and Saka doesn’t make it either which allows Bournemouth to play it out.‘Dani Ceballos, the poor fella, is in there on his own – the two other midfield players (Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka) should get up with him and be together as a midfield.‘These are things you need to work on in training because better teams will punish Arsenal.‘That has to improve if they are going to finish in the top four.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery said he was ‘very proud’ of Arsenal’s victory but admitted his players lost momentum in a lacklustre second-half display against Eddie Howe’s side.‘We were speaking before the match, the first four matches we played, today we wanted to do one step ahead, doing better and controlling better the match but knowing it was going to be difficult,’ the Spaniard said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We played with a very good organisation, defensively very strong. We scored one goal and got into their box with possibilities to score goals. Advertisement (Picture: BBC Sport)Keown also criticised Guendouzi and Xhaka for failing to press with Ceballos. EXAMPLE 1 Keown felt Aubameyang was slow to press Bournemouth’s defenders. Emery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistencyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:48FullscreenEmery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistencyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-victory-bournemouth-one-step-consistency-2021034/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The second half was a very good opportunity to keep our confidence, to get better with the ball and stop their action with the ball.‘We did it perfectly in the first half but in the second half, maybe because the chances arrived late, we lost that.‘We are very happy with that result and very proud of that result.’Will Arsenal finish in the top four?Yes0%Nope0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Paul Pogba posts injury update to Manchester United fans after Newcastle defeat Manchester United captain Harry Maguire EXAMPLE 2 Aubameyang must work harder when Arsenal aren’t in possession, says Keown. Read More Coming Next Skip (Picture: BBC Sport)center_img SPONSORED Comment Full Screen 1 min. story Martin Keown singled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for criticism after Arsenal beat Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has got Arsenal out of trouble time and time again this season, but Martin Keown had no problem criticising the striker after the side’s 1-0 win over Bournemouth.David Luiz headed home Nicolas Pepe’s corner in the 9th minute in an encouraging start for Arsenal on Sunday and Unai Emery’s men managed to hold on for three points to move to third in the Premier League table.The Gunners seemed to take their foot off the gas after an impressive first half and Callum Wilson came close to equalising for the Cherries in front of a nervous Emirates crowd.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking on Match of the Day 2, Keown blasted Arsenal for ‘switching off’ in the second half and told Aubameyang to ‘work harder’ without the ball in order to set the tone for the rest of the team.ADVERTISEMENT (Picture: BBC Sport)According to Keown, Arsenal’s defence were sat far too deep in the second half. Read More Read More Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1/1 (Picture: BBC Sport) Read More Top articles Video Settings ‘But in the second half they seemed to switch off. Aubameyang… look, you’re scoring the goals but, fella, you need to work harder!‘I know it’s tough but you can’t allow that kind of space. [Bukayo] Saka as well, nobody really getting there, they just don’t engage properly and the back four is far too deep.‘Because the back four are so deep, look at the space behind the full-backs and they’re [Bournemouth] just running wild into those spaces and it’s a problem for Arsenal.‘They need to be better.’ by Metro Advertisementlast_img read more