Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has slammed the club’s players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Willian ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Merson labelled Aubameyang as ‘atrocious’ and Willian as a ‘real nightmare’.
According to him, the Gabonese striker has relaxed too much after signing a new contract with Arsenal, while the Brazilian international adds nothing to Mikel Arteta’s squad.
“Mikel Arteta is struggling because his go-to players haven’t turned up this season and that is a big, big problem,” Merson told the Daily Star.
“I don’t see how my old club can beat Tottenham this weekend. They are too predictable and getting nothing from their stars.
“Willian has not got going at all and is having a real nightmare. And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been atrocious.
“What does he bring to the party? Absolutely nothing at the moment. You need big performances from your big players when things aren’t going well. Arsenal aren’t getting that. That’s a dangerous thing.”
He added: “Has Aubameyang relaxed too much after signing his contract? Only he can answer that. But he’s not earning his money.
“I don’t even think they have a plan to get players like Aubameyang and Willian on the ball. They hardly touch it in some games.”