Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had a difficult week at Arsenal following a disciplinary breach that saw him miss two games and also lose the Captain’s arm band.
Aubameyang sat out Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend after a disciplinary breach and it was confirmed earlier this week that the 32-year old will no longer be Arsenal’s captain as he was dropped from the Arsenal squad that faced West Ham on Wednesday.
The status quo is set to continue for Aubameyang as Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta confirmed in his press conference earlier today that the striker will still not be available for selection as the Gunners travel to face Leeds on Saturday.
It now means Aubameyang is set to sit out the third Arsenal game in a row as the Gunners currently rely on Alexander Lacazette as first choice striker.
Arsenal are also yet to announce a new captain as Arteta revealed in a press conference earlier this week that the team would be relying on a leadership group for now until a new captain is appointed.
Following Arteta’s latest decision, it’s become increasingly likely that Aubameyang won’t stay at Arsenal beyond January as he’d now be tempted to seek playing time elsewhere.