The international break has commenced and this is an opportunity for club managers to get some things in place before the league season resumes very soon.
After three consecutive defeats to Brentford FC, Chelsea and Manchester City, the Gunners have turned their slow start to the new Premier League season around with consecutive victories over Norwich City, Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby.
The Gunners hoped to add a fourth consecutive victory against Brighton and Hove Albion before the international break commenced but that objective was not achieved due to the dominant performance from Brighton at the Falmer Stadium.
From the beginning of the season, here are some Arsenal stars who have been producing underwhelming performances and need to improve or risk getting benched by Mikel Arteta after the international break.
1. Kieran Tierney: The Scottish left-back has been a reliable performer at the left-back position since his arrival at the Emirates Stadium. Lately, he has delivered inconsistent performances and hasn't had the same level of impact that has become synonymous with him.
He has to improve his performances or he could be benched by Mikel Arteta for Nuno Tavares
2. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: The Gabonese striker has been performing below expectations since last season. This season, he has shown that his average linkup play has not improved at all. Against Brighton and Hove Albion, he was unable to keep the ball up top and bring other players into play.
On many occasions, his first touch ended with the ball in the hands of the opposition players. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang needs to improve or risk getting benched by Mikel Arteta for Alexandre Lacazette.
3. Martin Odegaard: The Norwegian midfielder is part of Arsenal's new acquisition of players during the recently concluded summer transfer window. His performances have been inconsistent and this was even obvious during the game against Brighton and Hove Albion.He needs to improve his performances or Nicolas Pepe could be brought into the starting line-up to replace him.
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