Arsenal star slammed for ‘schoolboy’ error: ‘Ta-ta, see you later’

Date published: Wednesday 22nd July 2020 9:40 - Will Ford

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Tim Sherwood has criticised Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his rookie defending in the build-up to Aston Villa’s goal against Arsenal on Tuesday.

For Trezeguet’s winner, Aubameyang lost Tyrone Mings as the Villa defender made a run to the front post to flick the ball on.

Aubameyang was seen sharing a laugh with Mings before the defender stole a march on him with the Arsenal captain distracted.

And former Aston Villa manager Sherwood has hit out at the striker for his rookie defending.

“This is typical of Arsenal’s performance,” Sherwood told Premier League Productions.

“It’s ‘We’ll have a little joke about’ but Mings is more alert, he goes ‘Ta-ta, see you later, I’m going to go near post I’m going to flick this on and you’re going to be 1-0 down.’

“[Aubameyang’s] sleeping. It’s not a game on the park; this is a professional football match where you’ve got a chance to finish in the Europa League spots.

“Your manager [Mikel Arteta] has said it before the game that you need to win two football matches to finish in the Europa League and there’s still a chance of that

“That’s not good enough. That’s just like a schoolboy having a joke with his friend. Mings knew what he was doing because what he was doing was luring him in and then he was gone.”


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