2018/2019 joint-highest goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit out at Arsenal’s defenders after his side threw away a two-goal lead to draw with early-season strugglers Watford.
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.
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 and come back with good intentions, of the kind they demonstrated in the second half.
“Sadly, we were not able to deal with them well.”