Aubameyang no longer Arsenal captain as Arteta counts on 'leadership group'
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Aubameyang no longer Arsenal captain as Arteta counts on ‘leadership group’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is no longer Arsenal captain after club stripped him off the role.

The club via an official statement announced the development today.

“Following his ‘latest disciplinary breach last week’, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped as Arsenal club captain & will not be considered for selection for Wednesday’s match against West Ham.”

Coach Mikel Arteta talked about the decision and how the players have reacted to the news.

“Yes, we did it both with the club and face to face with the player. He had to accept the decision.

“I don’t have much more to say. I think it’s a really clear statement from the club. It’s a decision we’ve made following the last incident we had with the player and this is where we stand.

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“They accepted the decision. They know because they have committed to it and we want to take our culture and how we want to represent the football club to a different level.”

He then talked about the possible names for the role.

“We have the leadership group. In the last game we had Laca. We had Granit who was captain as well. It’s not the time to make any rash decision.”

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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