Arsenal MUST back Mikel Arteta in January transfer window, says David Seaman who wants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang change December 17, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

David Seaman insists Arsenal’s board needs to back Mikel Arteta in the transfer window.

The Spaniard’s position has been questioned with his side 15th in the Premier League table after 13 games.

The Gunners, who could only draw 1-1 at home to Southampton on Wednesday, have lost four of their last six league games and have scored just 11 times.


Arteta won an FA Cup in his first season as a manager at Arsenal

But while there have been calls for Arteta to leave, with one coming from Arsenal fan and talkSPORT host Darren Bent, Seaman wants the young boss to be given time to build his own team.

The former Arsenal goalkeeper, who won two Premier League titles during his 13-year spell in north London, told Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “I see him on the sidelines, I see him speaking and I know people at the training ground and they tell me his coaching techniques are fantastic.

“A lot of that team was under Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery. So he hasn’t got his own team yet.

“The club need to back him on that because we can all see we still need players.

Aubameyang equalised for Arsenal in their 1-1 draw with Southampton on Wednesday evening

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Aubameyang equalised for Arsenal in their 1-1 draw with Southampton on Wednesday evening

“We’ve got Gabriel, okay he was stupid last night [his sending off meant Arsenal ended with ten men against Southampton] but he looked uncomfortable all game if I’m honest.

“Then we got [Thomas] Partey and we need to add to that.”

Despite scoring 29 times last season, the goals have dried up for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this term.

The 31-year-old has scored from open play just once in the Premier League since signing a new lucrative long-term contract in September.

And Seaman is adamant Aubameyang should play through the middle and not as a winger.

He added: “I’m seeing Aubameyang out on the wing, which for me doesn’t work.

“I’d much prefer him through the middle. We saw with his goal last night, he picked the ball up in the area and slotted it in.

“You wouldn’t have believed he’d been on a [five-match] goal drought.”

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