Following his loss of the Arsenal captaincy, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made his first comments.
For the second time this calendar year, the striker has paid the ultimate price for breaking club tradition, as it was revealed at the start of the week that he would no longer wear the armband.
“Following his most recent disciplinary transgression last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday’s match against West Ham United,” Arsenal.com said in a statement.
“We expect all of our players, including our captain, to adhere to the norms and standards that we have all agreed on.”
Since the announcement, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has not considered Aubameyang for selection against West Ham United or Leeds United, and has yet to say whether or not the 32-year-old will be back in contention.
As a result, the striker has been training apart from the first squad and maintaining a modest social media profile.
The latter was true until Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over Leeds United on Saturday night.
Spotted by eagle-eyed Gunners supporters on Reddit, the Gabon global turned into one in every of numerous gamers to reply to Gabriel Martinelli ‘s submit as he broke his silence with a one-phrase message
“Gabinho,” he captioned a photo on Instagram.
Despite having to watch from afar, Aubameyang is clear in his desire to do what is best for the club and his teammates.
Furthermore, with the 20-year-old in such good form right now, ‘Gabinho’ could be Martinelli’s new nickname.
Since coming off the bench against Newcastle United last month, the Brazilian has started each of the previous five games in a row, indicating that he is one of Arteta’s undroppables.