Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dropped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Southampton after a “disciplinary breach” by the Gabon forward.
Club captain Aubameyang was not among the substitutes at the Emirates Stadium as France striker Alexandre Lacazette took the armband instead.
It was reported that Aubameyang’s punishment came after he failed to report for a training session on Friday.
In a pre-match interview on Arsenal’s Twitter account, Arteta said of Aubameyang’s absence: “Unfortunately (it is) due to a disciplinary breach. We’ve been very consistent, no negotiables, and he’s not involved today.”
Asked if it could be a longer-term ban, he added: “It starts today. It’s not an easy situation, a situation we want, to have our club captain in that situation.”
Aubameyang is without a goal in his last six Arsenal games and has netted just seven times in all competitions this term.
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Source: Guardian Newspaper