Arteta tight-lipped on Auba’s future but he misses Leeds clash

Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not make is return against Leeds, but refused to confirm if he had a future at Arsenal.

The Gabon international was dropped from the playing squad ahead of our clash with Southampton recently for a supposed disciplinary breach, and was later confirmed to have been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy shortly.

We went on to beat the Saints and West Ham in his absence, and we will now take on Leeds without him also, as confirmed by the boss in his pre-match conference.

“No, he’s not available for selection,” Arteta is quoted as saying on

When asked if he still has a future at Arsenal, the boss was less straight in his response, saying: “For this game he’s not available for selection.”

It’s a difficult one. If we are to believe that Auba’s mother is still unwell, then his absence could well be linked to his mental state in dealing with his worries about his family member, but with him being stripped as captain we have to believe there is a lot going on behind the scenes.

Strangely enough, I feel a growing willingness to see him leave Arsenal amongst the fanbase, and a move away in January may not be completely out of the question.

Is Auba no longer as irreplaceable as he once was?


Tags Mikel Arteta Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


  1. Arteta has coached Martenelli very well, he can hold the fort untill we get un upgrade in Jan. In any case we needed one lethal forward.

    1. Why would we get an upgrade ,this kid is the real deal .
      And Arteta as not coach him well at all ,he’s only in the side because of the state of the team .
      He’s overlooked him for the last 12 months ,
      He was already this good it’s just Arteta didn’t trust him .

  2. I disagree:
    Martinelli has not been overlooked. The suggestion that he has been is one of those repetitive dishonest comments on this site.
    It is reasonable to argue that he could have had more opportunities. However, the rest of this entry is conjectured nonsense; including the inference that he has had no coaching from Arteta.
    There is a valid view that he needs to be managed carefully especially as he has had some quite significant injuries.

    1. He’s had one significant injury and was back and rearing to go for the second half of last season ,if I remember correctly he even came out and said it himself ,now onto this season and which is already a third completed again only just coming into the last 2 games because of the state of the side and Artetas petty problem with Auba ,I won’t count the first 2 games as the side was bare bones and he had no choice but to play him .
      The kid was at this lvl before Arteta came and is just again finding some form ,this as nothing to do with Arteta coaching the lad ,it’s kindly fallen into Martinellis lap because of bad results and the Auba Situation,Abit like ESR last season .
      You call it nonsense ,but obviously you got them big Arteta blinkers on So common sense is going to come out of your mouth .
      I’ll give credit where credit is due but this definitely isn’t one of them .

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