Arsenal football club have on Monday robbed Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang of his captaincy following his poor disciplinary record at the club.
The striker was said to have reported late from a trip abroad and it has cost him both his position at the club and has also been dropped from the club’s squad to face West Ham on Wednesday.
The club statement reads, “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.”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dropped the 32-year old in their 3-0 win over Southampton and the team was captained by Alexandre Lacazette who himself is not certain of staying at the club beyond the summer.
With Granit Xhaka having his own taste of the captaincy which did not last long, the Club may well be left with Kieran Tierney and Martin Ødegaard as potential options for the captaincy position.
Aubamenyang signed a three-year contract in 2020 an the possibility of him seeing out his contract is slim owing to his huge wage bill and his involvement for the team which appears to be slimmer.