Arteta urged to change Arsenal star’s position to get the best out of Aubameyang

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged manager Mikel Arteta to consider using Dani Ceballos in a more advanced midfield role following the team’s 3-1 defeat away to Liverpool.

The Gunners went 1-0 up but failed to control the game at Anfield, allowing Liverpool to come from behind in their Premier League clash over the weekend.

Wright feels there was a lack of service for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in this game, suggesting that the creativity of Ceballos and the quality of his passing could be better utilised further forward.

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The Spain international, who is on loan from Real Madrid for a second season, can play a variety of midfield roles, but has tended to operate more like a number 6 or 8 for Arsenal than a number 10.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, as quoted by the Metro, former Arsenal star Wright suggested that could be something that should change, however, with top scorer Aubameyang needing a bit more ammunition to work with up front.

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“Like I say the creativity from the midfield is a problem at the moment, the sooner they can sort that out the better,” Wright said.

“I think Dani Ceballos can play a bit further up and push on, especially if we’re going to player a counter-attacking style.

“You cannot play a game and not get a guy as potent as Aubameyang in the game and get him some chances.

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“Mikel has to do something to get him into it. Unfortunately with Xhaka and Elneny – yes they can take the ball from the centre halves – but they can’t progress it into the forward areas. We didn’t keep the ball at all today. That’s what Mikel has got to worry about.”

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