Fomer Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand wishes the Red Devils had invested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before he moved to Arsenal.
Aubameyang has not been his usual self this season and has scored just one goal from open play in the Premier League since the opening-day win at Fulham.
The Gunners have been in terrible form this season but three victories in their last three Premier League outings has given fans hope they can turn around their season.
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Aubemayang was left out of their Premier League matches against West Brom and Chelsea recently, while he also missed their EFL Cup quarter-final against Manchester City.
He has started their last two matches and Ferdinand claims Arsenal “need him firing” to keep moving up the table.
Ferdinand told FIVE Youtube channel: “What is the problem with Aubameyang? How has he gone from being one of the most potent strikers in the Premier League if not in Europe, to what he’s doing now? How’s that happened? It’s not the Aubameyang I know. I don’t know how Arsenal fans are defending him.
“That is the biggest thing for Mikel Arteta, the biggest thing Arteta needs to do right now is to get him playing again. He’s got all these young, exciting prospects, you just want Aubameyang there around doing his stuff as well.
“I love Aubameyang, I think he is an unbelievable player who I would love in my team. I would have loved Manchester United to buy him before he went to Arsenal, I think he’s a top, top player and a ridiculous finisher.
“What he did last season was unrivalled, but this season Arsenal need him firing, ASAP.”