Among football transfer news, after first losing his captaincy (the football news), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made his Arsenal departure. No, he has not transferred away, just left Emirates Stadium for international duty.
Gunners coach Mikel Arteta’s stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of his captain’s armband for lacking respect and commitment (read in football today).
And already, reports say, Aubameyang’s out as he joins up with the Gabon squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
The former Arsenal captain has rapidly fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium. In fact, he has now missed five games since a disciplinary breach lost him his captain’s status.
Aubameyang’s absence from crucial training sessions led to boss Mikel Arteta stripping him of the club’s captaincy.
And his return to the first-team fold is now uncertain when he returns from international duty. And that will be a long while still, as he competes in the international tournament at the new year’s helm.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Has Made His Arsenal Departure
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears ready to depart for the Africa Cup of Nations already. This is despite players being told they can report for duty as late as January 3.
Premier League clubs have permission to release players, who will participate in the competition, after the next round of fixtures.
Still, according to The Athletic, Aubameyang has already joined up with the Gabon squad. And so, he will definitely not be a part of the Gunners squad against Man City on January 1.
But discussions about Aubameyang’s Arsenal future are now facing a delay until he completes international duty.