DANNY INGS would be BETTER for Arsenal than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Tony Cascarino.
The Gunners captain, 30, has stalled on a new contract in a bid to force a move away from the Emirates this summer.
But former Chelsea and Ireland striker Cascarino reckons Mikel Arteta should move on from Aubameyang, with Ings – who scored in Southampton’s 3-0 win over Norwich – better anyway.
Cascarino told talkSPORT: “When you look at Aubameyang’s numbers, they’re extraordinary.
“But when you compare him to a player like Roberto Firmino for Liverpool, he hasn’t got the goals say the likes of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres did.
“But, he does far more for the team – and Danny Ings is like that, too. He’s done this all season.
“Let’s not forget, Ings’ career has been wrecked by injury and he’s come back and looks so good, he just leads the line brilliantly.
“He’s a consistent threat, even when the team isn’t playing well he’s still trying his socks off.
“He also wants to be at the football club, he wants to be at Southampton, he wanted to leave Liverpool and go there to play football.”
Cascarino went on to say there is no point in Arsenal having Aubameyang if their own captain isn’t committed to the club.
He continued: “Having a player like Aubameyang is great, but he doesn’t want to be at Arsenal, he’s not committing himself to the club.
“And I thought his performance midweek against Manchester City… he didn’t like that he played out on the left and he looked totally disinterested.
“I don’t question him as a striker getting goals, he’s always score you 20-plus a season.
“This year he’s got one more Premier League goal than Danny Ings, but Ings has given a lot more to Southampton, as we saw [against Norwich].
“His commitment to the team, he has a desire that drives the other players around him and makes them a better side.
“That’s one of the problems I see for Arteta, with players likes Aubemeyang and [Mesut] Ozil.
“So, if I had a choice, I’d take Ings over Aubameyang.”
By: Dave Fraser
Title: Danny Ings would be BETTER for Arsenal than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, claims ex-Ireland striker Tony Cascarino
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11912314/arsenal-ings-transfer-better-aubameyang/
Published Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 15:20:46 +0000