Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal omit striker over ‘disciplinary breach’ | Football News

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was barred from Arsenal squad to face Southampton for a disciplinary violation, says Mikel Arteta.

Asked why Aubameyang was not included before the Premier League match at Emirates, Arteta said: “Unfortunately due to a disciplinary violation.

“I think we have been very consistent that we have some non-negotiable ones in the team that we have set ourselves as a club, and he is not involved today.”

He added: “It is not an easy situation and it is not a situation in which we want to have the captain of our club.”

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Aubameyang entered the last Arsenal game, a 2-1 defeat at Everton on Monday night

On Friday, Arteta refuted claims that a problem was developing between the couple, following suggestions by Sky Sports‘Gary Neville that there was a problem during fermentation.

The Arsenal captain was called to the bench against Everton and only entered the field in the 85th minute, snatching a late goal to extend his goalless run in the Premier League to six games.

Although Arteta was adamant any decision was made solely for the benefit of the team, he admitted that the sterile spell in front of goal had dented the attacker’s confidence, saying, “Any decision is not personal, but when a player doesn’t score, it affects mood. , trust and conviction – but you have to try not to accept it and feel compassion for yourself.

“It’s about patches and moments and when you’re in good shape and hit your goals, then try to keep it as long as possible while also trying to cut down on the time I’m not in good shape.”

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Because Arteta’s decisions call for control

By Nick Wright

“I want more from my team,” said Mikel Arteta Sky Sports. The Arsenal manager has offered no apology for his side’s poor performance in Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Everton, but for many supporters, the players aren’t the only ones underperforming right now.

A third defeat in four games left Arteta under scrutiny. “It was a worrying sign, as they lost, “he said Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher. After a 3-2 draw at Manchester United, this was the second consecutive game in which Arsenal lost the lead.

The momentum of their 10-game unbeaten streak has been lost at a time when rivals are finding their own. As a result, Arsenal collapsed to seventh place, behind Manchester United and Tottenham, two clubs that were in crisis just a few weeks ago.

It would be a stretch to call Arsenal’s current situation a crisis. They are just four points behind fourth-placed West Ham, which they will face at Emirates Stadium next week. “They can win the next home game and will still be challenging for the top four,” added Carragher.

But it’s still relative to how quickly their progress unraveled and Arteta didn’t help himself with some of the decisions that ultimately contributed to their latest defeat.

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