Gabby Agbonlahor has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to give up the Arsenal captaincy as he did after he misbehaved while at Aston Villa.
The Englishman was Villa’s captain, but on an international break, he went on holiday and was caught smoking shisha.
He quickly gave up the club’s captaincy following the backlash that the incident caused.
Auba was dropped from Arsenal’s squad for the match against Southampton at the weekend and Agbonlahor believes it might be a good decision if he resigns as the Arsenal captain.
He told TalkSport: “I think Arteta’s handling him right
“Arteta played at a great level, he played not that long ago, so he’s not going to accept any player thinking they can do what they like and have their own rules.
“When I played at Aston Villa I gave up the captaincy. I was club captain and I went on holiday during an international break and got caught smoking shisha.
“As footballers we’re meant to be robots who aren’t allowed to do anything. I got a lot of heat for that so I gave up the armband.
“Maybe that’s something Aubameyang needs to do.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
This isn’t the first time the Arsenal striker has shown a lack of respect for rules at the club.
It might not be the last and if he will not honourably drop the club’s captaincy, Mikel Arteta should force the change on him.
Arsenal is being rebuilt and only players who are dedicated and are aware of the task ahead should be in the team. That doesn’t describe Aubameyang at the moment.
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