Cape Town - Arsenal pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre
Lacazette have been lambasted for their poor showing against Manchester City on
The Gunners were easily swept aside by the defending
champions 3-1 at the Etihad, with Laurent Koscielny scoring their only goal.
Aubameyang and Lacazette have combined for 24 Premier league
goals this season but were unable to create much against an organised Citizens
As such, Tottenham Hotspur legend Chris Waddle slammed the
Gunners’ attacking duo for not doing enough on the pitch.
“In the second half Arsenal were so poor but it starts at
the front,” he told BBC Radio 5Live.
“It doesn’t matter how good you are, how much you cost, what
your name is, you’ve got to work hard and the two strikers, for me, didn’t give
Arsenal a chance in the second half and the other players much have thought,
‘How can we get up the field? The front two are not chasing.’
“What more could they do? Chase people down! When you’re a
striker, if you run to somebody, what Aguero does, he runs to you, you have to
pass the ball, so you go back to the goalie then he runs on the goalie, cuts
the line off to the defender who has passed it back.
“But that gives the signal for the wingers, [Raheem]
Sterling, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, to think, ‘I’m going to go with you’ and
then all of a sudden they get the ball back.
“You’re not telling me Aubameyang and Lacazette can’t run!
Why? Is there something wrong with them?"
The loss sees Unai Emery’s men slip out of the top four to
sixth, with Manchester United and Chelsea sitting above them.