Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after a disciplinary offense. The decision received mixed receptions.
On Tuesday, news spread that Aubameyang had been sacked as Arsenal captain.
– As a result of his breach of discipline last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our captain. And the club wrote in one of them that he will also not be in the squad against West Ham on Wednesday Press release.
Aubameyang was also left out of Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.
according to the athlete Aubameyang is said to have returned home from France one day late, after returning home to visit his sick mother and fly her to England. The trip itself should have been made clear, but the breach would have to be that he came back later than what was agreed with the club.
This should have resulted in the 32-year-old not being able to train with the squad on Thursday, pending a negative Corona test. Arsenal themselves have not mentioned what the breach is.
And now Aubameyang has been stripped of the team captain. This decision creates reactions. Popular English TV personality Piers Morgan, also known as an avid Arsenal fan, is among those who think the decision is wrong.
Shameful decision by Arteta. What a disgusting way to deal with a man who traveled – with the club’s full knowledge and permission – to help his ailing mother, he wrote on Twitter.
Morgan supports many Arsenal fans on social media.
A very bad decision. Top players may not sign Arsenal because once they are in great shape, Arsenal will look for the slightest chance of throwing them under the bus. Arsenal did the same with Ozil and now he’s an oppa, an Arsenal fan wrote on Twitter, according to daily Mail.
Another Arsenal fan wrote:
– Yes, the club rules for everyone. But I think this is a ungrateful declaration from the club for the man who has been our top scorer in all competitions since his arrival. And he stood by the team when he could have left last season.
– Can you wait
Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made a difficult decision, but believes he could have waited until the season was over.
– I think the captain change could have waited until the season was over. The media storm that would arise from this could distract the group, and for Aubameyang himself it would be a lot of humiliation and welcoming him back into the team would be difficult, he wrote in a comment in daily Mail.
However, Keown points out that Arteta must be held accountable for the decision he made, and that the Arsenal legend is promoting Kieran Tierney as an excellent candidate to take over from Aubameyang.
Arteta is also receiving support from many Arsenal fans regarding the decision that has been made.
– The right decision. One Arsenal fan wrote that he looked lazy on the pitch (other than facing Tottenham this season) and if he can’t stay professional he doesn’t deserve the captaincy.
Tough decision, but I support Arteta here. He must control his players.
The disciplinary breach that led to Aubameyang’s stripping of his captain is said to be one of several breaches from Gabon.
In March, he was put on the bench for the London derby against Tottenham due to his late arrival for the match. The club also spoke to him in February after breaking covid-19 regulations to get a tattoo.
We expect all of our players, especially our captain, to follow the rules and standards that we have set and agreed to. “We are fully focused on tomorrow’s match,” Arsenal wrote in a press release on Tuesday.
Aubameyang’s contract with Arsenal expires in the summer of 2023. He has been an Arsenal player since 2018 and has scored 92 goals in 163 appearances for the club. Arsenal meets West Ham on Wednesday evening at 21.00.
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