Ex-Gunners advises Aubameyang after he lost the Arsenal captaincy

William Gallas has offered a piece of advice to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the latter lost the Arsenal captaincy.

The Frenchman was in a similar situation to the Gabon star when he played for the Gunners.

Gallas admits he didn’t accept the decision to strip him of the captaincy initially, but he eventually had to accept the club’s choice.

He doesn’t want Auba to follow his example and dwell on the verdict, rather, he encourages the striker to humble himself and contribute to the team.

Asked to advise Aubameyang, Gallas said via Sun Sports: “Keep focused, work hard and get back to your best level.

“I didn’t accept it at the beginning, because it was not for the right reason. 

“It’s difficult for me. That’s why it was difficult for me to accept it.

“But you have to say, ‘OK. The club and the coach, took that decision, and I have to find everything to refocus myself’.

“Sometimes it can help you. Sometimes the armbands can be a little bit too heavy.

“The captaincy can be very difficult. It doesn’t change anything because all people want are good performances on the pitch, captain or not.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Gallas has given a bit of good advice from the point of view of someone who has been in a similar situation before.

Auba still has a year-and-a-half left on his current deal at the Emirates and he might not get another club that would sign him.

Staying focused and ending his spell at the Emirates with a bang should be all he thinks about right now.

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  1. probably not the best person to get advice from considering the particular circumstances surrounding Gallas’s ousting as captain…in fact, it seems a little fishy that Sun Sports would even seek out this incredibly divisive figure, unless it was encouraged by someone with club ties, as it unfairly links these two individuals who suffered the same fate but for completely different reasons…simply by asking for his advice conjures up some not so pleasant memories for many within the fanbase, which will invariably lead some to think even worse of Auba simply by osmosis

    interestingly enough, if Gallas hadn’t thrown his Birmingham tantrum prior to his comments regarding the divided locker room, he might have produced the kind of revelatory moment that, in hindsight, this club desperately needed, as this ultimately led to Wenger becoming even more insular and paranoid, which would prove increasingly problematic in the years that followed

  2. Galas certainly was a good player and gave his all for the shirt when he played for Arsenal. That said, it is indeed a sound advise from a player who has gone through the same circumstance and is a winner. Auba should now refocus and rebuild his career and come out firing. This will be not only good for Arsenal but also good for Auba himself because as Galas says all that matters is performance on the pitch, captain or not.

  3. William Gallas, despite all the Hate was a Solid Defender for us!
    His partnership with Kolo You’re was fantastic in 2007/2008! Don’t think we conceded up to 25 goals the whole season!
    Nice Advice from him!

  4. Good advice, the club is bigger than any egos, stay on track and play football nothing else. You are good to go.

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