‘I feel like we are literally giving goals to the opposition’: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang BLASTS his side’s defence after Watford draw
- Arsenal slipped up against Watford as they threw away two-goal lead
- Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz both made errors in build up to goals
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored twice, was far from happy after draw
Arsenal were leading 2-0 at half-time after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted two goals in 11 minutes to put the Gunners in control.
However, the second half took a turn for the worse with Tom Cleverley and Roberto Pereyra netting for the hosts.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit out at Arsenal’s defending following their 2-2 draw
Aubameyang looked far from happy after his side were pegged back by Watford on Sunday
Aubameyang scored a first-half brace to ensure his side went into half-time with a 2-0 lead
And the goals came due to poor defending by Unai Emery’s side as Sokratis Papastathopoulos gifted Watford the first goal by trying to pass the ball out from the back before David Luiz gave away a penalty.
Aubameyang, speaking to Canal Plus, said of Arsenal’s defensive lapses: ‘I feel like we are literally giving goals to the opposition.
‘It is up to us to progress. I don’t want to accuse anyone, but you could say that us, the attackers, could have killed the game off and score a third goal so I am not going to say it is someone’s fault.
‘Obviously we didn’t expect that. We knew that they were going to try & come back with good intentions, of the kind they demonstrated in the second half.
‘Sadly, we were not able to deal with them well.’
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness also laid into Arsenal’s notoriously leaky defence for letting the game slip.
‘They capitulated. Proper teams don’t play like that,’ said Souness. ‘They brought on some kids. That was a game when it was 2-1 and it was time to dig in. When the kids came on it was all over the place, it was like a game of basketball.
‘Persisting with playing out from the back was going to cost them a goal, and they were lucky it was only one.’
David Luiz (left) amd Sokratis Papastathopoulos (centre) both made costly errors on Sunday
Graeme Souness launched a scathing attack on Arsenal after their draw at Watford