EPL: Thierry Henry criticizes Arteta’s decision on Aubameyang after Man Utd’s win over Arsenal

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has criticized the club’s manager, Mikel Arteta, for substituting his captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Gunners’ Premier League 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Thursday night.

Arteta took Aubameyang off on 79 minutes for Alexandre Lacazette as a goal from Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Man United all three points against the visitors.

But Henry could not understand Arteta’s reasoning for benching Aubameyang with his team, looking for a crucial goal during the encounter at Old Trafford.

“One thing I couldn’t understand is Aubameyang is your captain, he’s your goal scorer. You put him as the captain,” Henry said on Amazon Prime.

“Twenty minutes to go, you are losing 3-2 and you take him off.

“I have never come across this situation where you are 3-2 away from home and you need a goal and you take your captain off the field and you know he can score you goals.

“So something is not right there.

“I don’t mind if you take [him] off, if you know the situation was kind of a bit different, but that’s your go-to player, your talisman.

“You made him captain, he’s your goal scorer. 3-2; you have to score a goal and you take him off.”

Arsenal will play Everton on Monday in their next Premier League tie.