Arsenal remove Aubameyang from captain’s post after disciplinary offense
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The move comes following a disciplinary violation by Aubameyang last week, where he returned late from a sanctioned trip overseas.
The striker was duly abandoned by manager Mikel Arteta for Saturday’s victory over Southampton and he has now been stripped of his captain post.
Last week’s disciplinary offense marked the second time Aubameyang has been arrested for delay by Arteta, with the other incident occurring in March when the 32-year-old was late for a team meeting before the derby. of North London against Tottenham.
Aubameyang will not be considered for selection against West Ham and his long-term future at Arsenal will now also be in doubt.
The striker, however, has another 18 months to fulfill a contract worth around £ 250,000 a week.
In a statement released today, Arsenal said: “Following his latest disciplinary offense last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain and will not be considered for selection for Wednesday’s game. against West Ham United.
“We expect all of our players, especially our captain, to work according to the rules and standards that we all have established and agreed to.
“We are fully focused on tomorrow’s game.
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