Cascarino slams unacceptable Aubameyang behaviour


Tony Cascarino has branded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang "out of order" for his reaction in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat against Brighton last week.

Gabon international Aubameyang, who has been the captain since the incident involving Granit Xhaka against Crystal Palace on October 27, was seen berating Joe Willock for misplacing a pass during the disappointing loss at the Emirates.

The 30-year-old has scored 10 goals from 15 Premier League appearances, but he has cut a frustrated figure for Arsenal this season with the club languishing down in 11th place in the standings.

Freddie Ljungberg remains in caretaker charge of the Gunners, who are yet to find a replacement after sacking Unai Emery on November 29, but the former midfielder has failed to win either of his two matches.

The Swede will be at the helm for Monday’s trip to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United, whose manager Manuel Pellegrini is back under pressure after the 2-0 defeat to Wolves last time out.

It will be interesting to see whether Willock keeps his starting place after the Aubameyang incident but, when asked about what happened, former Chelsea striker Casacrino was critical of the skipper.

“There was an incident with Willock on Thursday night where he takes a bit of stick from Aubameyang, which I thought was totally out of order,” he told talkSPORT. “Aubameyang berated him. Willock‚Äôs a young kid coming into the game. It was totally out of order.”

Arsenal’s search for a new manager appears to have gone quiet at the moment although the favourite is still said to be Max Allegri, who has been out of work since leaving Italian champions Juventus at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta is also claimed to be in the running although Pep Guardiola recently said his number two would be going nowhere this season, before claiming the ex-midfielder could replace him as the Citizens’ boss in the future.