Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s agent takes dig at Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat to Spurs

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang [third from left] with his agent [furthest right] Picture: Instagram

The agent of Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took a swipe at Mikel Arteta’s tactics after the Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Spurs in the north London Derby.

Jose Mourinho’s side went back to the top of the Premier League thanks to goals from Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

The defeat leaves Arsenal in 15th but the stats behind their campaign are almost as bad as their standing in the league table.

The Gunners have managed just ten goals in their first 11 matches and they’ve scored just once from open play in their last seven league matches.

Arsenal’s lack of creativity has contributed to the club’s worst ever start to a Premier League campaign and Aubameyang has just one goal from open play since signing a new three-year deal at the Emirates.

The Gabon international has been starved of service and he wasn’t given a sniff as Jose Mourinho’s side shutout Arteta’s team with ease on Sunday afternoon.

The defeat leaves Arsenal in 15th but Aubameyang’s agent has added fuel to the fire by criticising the tactics of Arteta.

Kwaku Mensah posted a graphic that highlighted Arsenal’s lack of creativity and firepower, alongside the caption: ‘If you create chances…’, in what is a clear dig at Arteta’s tactics.

The Spaniard is coming under increasing pressure at the Emirates and his comments after recent defeats have left fans baffled.

Arteta was pleased with his side’s display against Spurs, claiming his team created plenty of ‘chances’ with the 44 crosses they attempted.

‘You could see from the chances we’ve created as well. A cross doesn’t mean just an aerial cross,’ said Arteta.

‘There were a lot of good parts where we penetrated the penalty box on numerous occasions, just to find the last pass or the final ball and the goal came through, we didn’t hit it, they blocked it – it was a lot of things to happen.

‘If we generate it every week we will win football matches. At the moment it looks like we need to do a lot to score a goal.’

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