Alan Shearer has included Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in his Team of the Week after their 2-2 draw against Norwich City.
The all-time Premier League top scorer singled out the 30-year-old for praise after his two goals helped his side to pick up a point at Carrow Road against the relegation-threatened Canaries.
The Premier League posted Shearer’s Team of the Week on their official Twitter account on Monday afternoon, with none of Norwich’s stars earning a spot alongside the Gabon international.
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— Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2019
Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell had given the home side the lead twice on Sunday, and Aubameyang levelled the scores on both occasions – once from the penalty spot and the second from a loose ball after a corner.
Did anyone else deserve a spot?
It is becoming a weekly occurrence where Arsenal are having to rely on one of Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette to bail them out of trouble in the final third.
Lacazette had to score twice the week before to rescue a point against Southampton because of the same old mistakes, with their defence not up to the standards of a top-four Premier League side.
The Gunners have no chance of cementing a spot higher up the table if they are unable to sweep aside teams such as Southampton and Norwich, and draws against those two prove that they still aren’t moving in the right direction after a few years of struggle.
The two goals conceded proved that the Gunners defence are nowhere near good enough, and the longer that continues, the more frustrated the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette will get.
Aubameyang has somewhat carried this Arsenal side in the past couple of seasons, and the next manager at the Emirates Stadium will need to find more of a balance at both ends of the pitch for him to succeed in North London