Arsenal announced on Tuesday stripping the Gabonese international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the team’s captaincy for disciplinary reasons, he was left out for last Saturday’s 3-0 win over Southampton in the 17th stage of the Premier League.
“Following his recent disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be captain of our team and will not be in the squad for Wednesday’s match against West Ham United,” the London club said in a statement.
“We expect all our players, especially our captain, to act in accordance with the laws and standards that we have all set and agreed to,” he said. “The Athletic” website explained that Aubameyang returned late from what was agreed was on a personal trip to France last week, which later forced him to miss training because of the need to pass the COVID protocols.
Arsenal manager Michael Arteta ruled Aubameyang out of the derby against Tottenham in March due to a disciplinary issue when he arrived late for a pre-match meeting.”It’s not the easy situation or the situation we want, to be our team leader in this situation,” Arteta said Saturday.