Mikel Arteta’s tactical tweak credited with Aubameyang’s stunning Arsenal form

Mikel Arteta's decision to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Arsenal's left flank rather than through the middle has brought the best out of him in recent weeks, according to Gary Neville.

The Gabon international has scored four goals in his last five games, helping Arsenal extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions.

Aubameyang has yet to go more than three Premier League games without scoring so far this season, but he has looked even more clinical recently.

Gunners legend Thierry Henry would often occupy space on the left flank and then cut in and shoot to great effect during his time in north London.

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And Neville thinks Arteta's decision is working well for Aubameyang, who the pundit believes doesn't get the praise he deserves for his spectacular goalscoring record.

"I have heard it particularly described of players at Manchester United over these past few years, even when I was playing, 'he has been shoved out onto the left, he can't play there, Rashford has been thrown out there, Martial has been played there'.

"This lad has been playing off the left now for a few games, he is working harder than he has ever worked, he is a bigger goal threat than he has ever been.

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"I thought it was a test for him when Arteta took over and he played him out on the left, would he throw his toys out of the pram?

"He had this reputation when he came over from Dortmund about whether he would be difficult and we asked the question in here; why is Klopp not signing him when he needs a striker? He knows him.

"I think the doubts have been removed now on Aubameyang. I don't think he gets appreciated quite as much as he should do.

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"I think the quality of his performances have been at the very highest level.

"I think even Rashford and Martial get more airtime than Aubameyang because of the Man United link. We are all guilty.

"But I think this lad is absolutely sensational and needs to be given the credit he deserves."

Aubameyang particularly likes playing on Sundays, having been directly involved in 38 goals in 38 Premier League appearances on Sundays (32 goals, six assists) on that specific day.

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