Why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of Arsenal vs Southampton squad

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of Arsenal’s squad vs Southampton (Image: Getty)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left out of Arsenal’s squad for the match against Southampton after returning late from a trip abroad.

Aubameyang was brought on from the bench in the 1-2 loss to Arsenal Everton on Monday but is expected to have to compete to return to the XI vs the Saints starting lineup.

However, the Gabon international was not even included in the squad after allegedly missing Friday’s training session.

Speaking before the game, boss Mikel Arteta explained that the club’s captain was not present for ‘disciplinary reasons’, but did not reveal exactly what he did.

“Unfortunately (Aubameyang did not play) due to a disciplinary violation,” said Arteta.

‘I think we’ve been very consistent, there are some non-negotiables in the team that we’ve set ourselves and as a club and he’s not in. This is certainly not an easy situation, we don’t want our club captain to be in that situation. ‘

Mikel Arteta was forced to explain why Aubameyang was absent from his squad (Image: Getty)

It is now understood that Aubameyang has been given permission by Arsenal to travel abroad this week to attend a personal matter, according to reports. Strong.

He was disqualified after returning to the club later than agreed, with his actions also linked to the Gunners’ strict Covid-19 protocols.

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has criticized the 32-year-old after Arteta confirmed his omission, and questioned whether he should have been given the armband in the first place. Are not.

‘I think the manager is under a lot of pressure, but what he can’t stand is the players throwing toys out of trolleys and thinking because I’m on the bench at Everton. , I can do whatever I want and unrestricted with the rest of the players. I think it’s an absolute disgrace. ‘ he told Sky Sports.

‘The captaincy is a man who leads by example, he pulls people into life and leads by example. If he is not a good talker then he must lead by example. But he has not set an example off the pitch and neither has he on the pitch. ‘

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