Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has no shot on target for first time at Emirates

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has no shot on target for first time at Emirates

- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again had a below par performance during Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa

- The star forward lacked his spark upfront as he could not record a single shot on target

- Not even a tactical tweak that saw him play in his favoured role could allow him threaten the Villa defence

- The Gabonese has scored only two league goals in eight appearances this season

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's woeful form continued on Sunday night, November 8, as he failed to help Arsenal from defeat in the hands of Aston Villa.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fails to have shot on target for first time at Emirates in Arsenal career

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again had a below par performance during Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Photo by James Williamson.
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Not only did Aubameyang failed to find the back of the net, but he also failed to muster a single shot on target during the match.

According to statistics, it was the first time in the forward's Gunners career he failed to do so in a tie played at the Emirates.

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The 31-year-old, like all his teammates looked off the pace and lacked their usual spark as Villa condemned them to a comprehensive defeat.

Aubameyang started out wide, with French star Alexander Lacazette playing upfront as a centre forward.

With the home side subdued, Mikel Arteta was forced into a tactical tweak, withdrawing Lacazette to allow Auba play his favoured position through the middle.

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However, that too made little or no difference as he was kept at bay by a resolute Villa defence.

Aubameyang fails to have shot on target for first time at Emirates in Arsenal career

Not even a tactical tweak that saw him play in his favoured role could allow him threaten the Villa defence. Photo by Richard Heathcote.
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The Gabonese hitman has scored just two Premier League goals in eight matches, a complete contrast of his spectacular form last season that saw him score 22 goals in the league.

Ollie Watkins brace and Bukayo Saka's own goal was all it took for Dean Smith's men to condemn Arsenal to defeat.

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The result left the north London side languishing in the bottom half of the table in 11th with 12 points.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mikel Arteta has taken responsibility for Arsenal's 3-0 humbling defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday night, November 8, at the Emirates.

The Gunners came into the match on the backdrop of their 1-0 encouraging win over Man United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

However, they failed to build on the win against a resurgent Villa side who completely outplayed them.

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