ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s continued exile.
Arteta didn’t choose Aubameyang for Gunners’ 5-1 win over Sunderland in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup at the Emirates.
Striker stripped of captain’s armband last week after another disciplinary infraction when he returned late from an authorized trip to France.
That poses a problem as new UK regulations mean travelers need to self-isolate upon return until they receive their coronavirus PCR test results.
The Gabon player was subsequently removed from the team and will train on his own until further notice.
Arteta said: “Just let us continue on the path as decided.
“For tonight’s game again he was not selected.”
The 32-year-old has scored a total of 92 goals and 21 assists in 163 games in all competitions.
However, the centre-back has struggled to play this season, scoring just four goals in 14 Premier League appearances.
Arteta previously stated about the omission: “It was a disciplinary violation and that’s why he was dropped from the team.
“I think we’ve been very consistent that we have some non-negotiables in the team that we’ve positioned ourselves as a club.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17111224/arsenal-mikel-arteta-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-2/ Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta confirms Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not been selected for the Sunderland clash as the exile unfolds