Arsenal strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of captaincy after latest disciplinary breach
Arsenal has announced that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of the club captaincy.
The Gabon international is thought to have returned late from a trip to France last week and was subsequently dropped for Saturday’s clash against Southampton.
Now the club has confirmed that he has both been stripped and will not feature in Wednesday night’s meeting with West Ham.
A statement on Tuesday declared simply: “Following his latest disciplinary breach 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.
“We expect all our players, particularly our captain, to work to the rules and standards we have all set and agreed. We are fully focused on tomorrow’s match.”
It increases the question marks that surround the striker’s long-term future at the Emirates under head coach Mikel Arteta.