Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has headlined several news outlets over the decision of Arteta to fire him as the captain of Arsenal. The Gabonese international had reportedly traveled to tend to his sick mother but returned long after the time off the Spanish boss of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, gave him.
According to various reports, the former Arsenal captain has had several in disciplinary cases but given his position as the captain of the North London club, he’s been given special treatment and many of his misdemeanors overlooked. He’s reported to training late on many occasions but it appears as though Arteta has had enough of his shenanigans, hence, the decision to strip him of captaincy of the club.
Arsenal have shrugged off their losses to Man United and Everton since Auba was ousted out of the first team, as they have recorded three straight victories and the club are odds-on favorite on bonus-kampanjkod.se to record an away victory against a struggling Norwich side.
The 32-year-old star now trains on his own at the London Coloney Club and it is this situation that has particularly divided the opinions of the fans. While a huge chunk of the fan base has backed Arteta’s treatment of the player, others have accused the Spanish manager of dictatorial tendencies and the lack of proper man-management.
Although Auba is currently experiencing a dip in his form, it was his scoring prowess that fired the Gunners the FA Cup title in the 2019-2020 season. He had won the golden boot award for the Premier league in the 2018/19 seasons but followed that up with an unprecedented 22 league goals. However, he’s been unable to replicate same feat since Arteta settled in as the Gunners manager and many have called for him to be sold despite his impressive antecedent.
Before he switched Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal in the winter market of 2018, he had won the Bundesliga top scorer of the year among other personal laurels like Bundesliga player of the year in Germany. So, Aubameyang has had the reputation of a world-class goal scorer before his move to Arsenal. However, he’s become unpopular among the Gunners fans but this dude should never be disrespected despite his present predicament. The name-calling and frequent vilification by the fans is really unnecessary.
Since his move to Arsenal, Auba has played mainly from the left flank, and Arteta has set up his team in a way that the midfielders hardly service the forward players. Although the young Guns are firing on all cylinders, Lacazette who has played in the stead of Auba has not really fared better in terms of scoring goals. The French forward, despite all the hype, has never been considered by Laurent Blanc to represent France and this decision is justified by the mind-blowing chances he’s always thrown away in the face of goal.
Arsenal still needs the services of Auba and at this point, he must be reinstated after the embarrassment of stripping him of the captaincy of the club. If he gets his confidence back, we all know he’s capable of scoring goals and boosting the chances of Arsenal to finish in top four. Arteta’s team might be looking good but he appears really proud.