Arteta takes over Arsenal’s captaincy in Aubameyang, The Gabonese striker has been eliminated against Southampton for a disciplinary foul. Arsenal have confirmed that the bracelet will no longer be worn. After the defeat at Everton last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang asked the London club for permission to visit his sick mother in France and bring her with him to England.
Situation with Arteta
This is not the first time Aubameyang has received permission from the club to be out and take care of her. He missed both matches against Southampton (FA Cup and Premier League) last January and also against Manchester United in the league on the same dates. According to The Athletic, the Gabonese received a permit once again, but the forward did not return on Wednesday, as they had agreed. He did this on Thursday, taking off early in the morning so as not to miss training. For the club, the crime has already been committed. For this reason, Mikel Arteta decided not to participate in the upcoming meeting against Southampton, which the Gunners won 3-0. His discipline was called into question, as well as his captaincy. On Tuesday, through a statement on their website, Arsenal announced that the Gabonese footballer is no longer the club’s captain: “Following a disciplinary foul last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be the club’s captain and will not be selected. for Wednesday’s game against West Ham. We hope that all our players, and especially our captain, will work according to the rules that we all agree with. “
A possible replacement
Duran Vlahovic is one of the most popular strikers in Europe today. Several teams have spotted the Serb scoring 15 goals in 17 Serie A games this season. He has 31 goals in the Italian league in 2021 and could catch up with Cristiano Ronaldo’s record (33) to become the third player in history to score 30 goals in twelve months in Italy. According to Mediaset, Arsenal are trying to convince him to move to London. For this they will be willing to pay 68 million pounds after seeing how the previous offer was rejected.