Arsenal skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang has been finding things hard in front of goal in recent weeks. The Gabonese international star has now gone seven games without a goal in the league.
Aubameyang began this season in decent form with seven goals in eight games in all competitions and four goals in six league starts and one substitute appearance. Since he scored against Aston Villa in October, Aubameyang have gone over half a dozen games without finding the back of net and his form played a big part in him being dropped for the Premier League clash at Everton on Monday night.
Aubameyang scored his last goal against former European champion Villa as he doubled the lead for the Gunners after fellow African football star Thomas Partey had given Arsenal the lead via a header in the first half. Aubameyang had his penalty saved before he tucked away the rebound to score the second Arsenal goal. The Gunners were awarded a spot kick for the foul on Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette by left-hand Matt Targett in the Villa box.
After failing to score in six league games, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made the decision to drop his skipper For the Everton game earlier this week and it didn't make much difference as his replacement in the central striker role, Lacazette failed to find the back of the net as Arsenal took the lead only to concede twice in the final ten minutes to lose the game 2-1 to an Everton team who had been on a run of eight matches without a win in the league.
Arsenal have now lost their last two league games after the Everton defeat followed the 3-2 comeback defeat to Manchester United and they are down in seventh place on the league table as a result of those defeats.