£300,000-a-week Aubameyang going the Mesut Ozil way after penning massive Arsenal contract?
Darren Bent reckons that there has been a drop off in the performance of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since he signed his new deal, could be he be the next Mesut Ozil?
The Gabon striker was set to leave the Gunners for nothing in the next summer transfer window, as he simply could not agree a new contract with the club, but Arsenal were determined to keep their star man at the club and made it clear from the start that they wanted him to sign a new deal.
Aubameyang deserved the new contract that he signed with the club and was in fine form, helping Arsenal win the FA Cup and Community shield in quick fashion, but he is struggling to score goals for the club right now, and there have been come comparisons to Ozil
Bent reckons that it isn’t just a lack of goals that has characterised his games so far, but he has also struggled with his pressing and intensity unlike when he hadn’t been offered a new deal: “It’s not the fact he hasn’t scored a goal, it’s the performances,” Bent said to Talksport.
“Before he signed his contract he was absolutely everywhere – running back, tracking back, putting tackles in, breaking forward. There was a real hunger and intensity to his game.
“At the minute, you can see there’s been a massive drop off. I don’t know if it’s coincided with the new contract, but you can tell that he’s not playing with the same intensity that he had before.
“When you focus so much on getting a new deal like Aubameyang did, you’ll run that extra yard and make that extra effort.
“When he sits down now and analyses his performances before and after the contract he’ll see that there’s been a massive change.”
We all know that Ozil was in blistering form before he signed that massive contract just a few seasons ago, but after he agreed to stay at the club, his levels dropped and he is now done at the club.
But Do you think Bent is correct in his assessment of Aubameyang or is he jumping the gun far too soon?
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