Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother, Willy Aubameyang, has criticised Arsenal’s move for Mikel Arteta to become the club’s new manager, claiming he has ‘no experience’ like interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.
Arteta is on the verge of leaving his role as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City to replace Unai Emery who was sacked.
But Aubameyang’s brother has revealed he has doubts about Arteta taking on the role.
Replying to a post on Instagram from Arsenal Fans Television (AFTV) that explained Arteta was likely to become the club’s next manager, Willy replied: “Ljungberg, Arteta is the same, no experience.”
Willy, 32, played with brother Pierre-Emerick at AC Milan but also failed to make the grade and went on to play for Kilmarnock after being released in 2011.
He most recently played for German minnows Kray but has been without a club since 2015.
Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in 21 appearances so far this season with the Gunners 10th in the Premier League and seven points off the Champions League places.
Meanwhile, Arsenal director Josh Kroenke is back in the US after talks with Arteta and is poised to approve his appointment as the club’s new manager imminently.
Arteta could be in place in time for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Everton — where the 37-year-old spent six years as a player.
He has been in discussions over what is understood to be a three-and-a-half-year contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Guardiola confirmed Arteta informed him of his talks with the Gunners, saying: “He’s talking with Arsenal so I don’t know what is going to happen. I knew about the meeting. He was incredibly honest and transparent with me. He is travelling to Oxford, yes.”
The former Barcelona boss claimed that he takes any interest shown in his staff by other clubs as a compliment and said of Arteta: “He knows exactly what we want, what we’d like, but at the end it’s his decision.”