Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Completed Only Ten Passes Against Liverpool, Six Were From Kick-Offs

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had a night to forget against Liverpool.

The 29-year-old former Borussia Dortmund star was substituted off in the second half, with Alexandre Lacazette taking his place on the pitch.

It would seem that Gunners boss Unai Emery had more than enough reason to withdraw him from the match.

In fact, Aubameyang completed only ten passes in the match. Oh, and six of those came from kick-offs!

The Gunners started off strong after Ainsley Maitland-Niles opened the scoring, but it would be a lead that would not last long.

Roberto Firmino scored a first-half brace and Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah added their names to the scoresheet as the Reds cruised to a 4-1 lead at half-time.

Firmino, who was ruthless against the Arsenal backline, would complete a superb performance with a hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed the Gunners 5-1.

Credit: PA

Credit: PA

Jürgen Klopp’s side are now nine points clear at the top of the Premier League, as Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 3-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the day.

Manchester City will be in action against Southampton on Sunday and a win would move Pep Guardiola’s men into second place ahead of Spurs.

Arsenal’s loss to Liverpool leaves the London club in fifth place.

Will Arsenal finish in the top four this season?

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

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