Mikel Arteta is claimed to have been livid with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the new season, with the striker having been unavailable for Arsenal’s opening game with Brentford.
Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both missed the opening weekend of the campaign after contracting Coronavirus, with our side going onto lose 2-0 to newly-promoted side Brentford.
It has now emerged that our club captain held a birthday party for his son in the build-up to the opening game of the term, and subsequently contracted the virus to rule him out of the clash, which infuriated the manager at the time.
His latest issue with the striker has only highlighted their issues, with Auba also having been dropped from the starting line-up back in March when we took on Tottenham, and this now appears to have been the final straw, with the captain’s armband finally being stripped from him.
The DailyMail claims that Arteta and Auba’s issues have not gone away since the opening weekend of the campaign, and their relationship hasn’t been at it’s best all season.
Hopefully Auba can get in line with the new leadership within the team and get on board with the job in hand, although there is talk of a potential January exit which may or may not come to be true.
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