Aubameyang sent message by former Arsenal star after losing captaincy

Aubameyang sent message by former Arsenal star after losing captaincy

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stripped of captaincy

The headline news at Arsenal over the last week or so has, of course, centered around Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The forward would miss out on Arsenal’s meeting with Southampton this past weekend due to a disciplinary breach.

It was explained that Aubameyang was dropped due to a late return from a recent trip abroad.

It was then confirmed by Arsenal that Aubameyang has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy.

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Alexandre Lacazette wore the armband for both of Arsenal’s clashes with Southampton and then West Ham on Wednesday.

But, at the time of writing, Arsenal have not officially handed the armband to anyone else on a permanent basis.

Now, former Arsenal captain William Gallas has told Aubameyang what he must do.

Firstly, the Frenchman discussed the captaincy issue:

“It doesn’t help the squad, that is for sure.

“Normally, the manager gives his confidence to the captain and, normally, the captain is the first person who represents the manager. If there is a little issue between the manager and his captain, it’s not a good message for the squad. For the team.

“You have to say, ‘OK. The club and the coach, took that decision, and I have to find everything to refocus myself,’ and that is what I did.

“Sometimes the armbands can be a little bit too heavy. As I said, you have to lead by example, and sometimes you know that, if your team doesn’t perform, the first people they’re (the media) going to attack are the manager and the captain.

“Some people, especially some of the pundits, they may not want you to be the captain, even more so if they played for the club your captaining.”

Then, when asked what Aubameyang should do now, Gallas sent a simple, clear message to the Gabon star:

“Keep focused, work hard and get back to your best level.”

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