Arsenal manager Michael Arteta feels he is not ready yet to bring captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to his squad again.
And Arteta confirmed that Aubameyang will not be among his calculations in the team’s match against Leeds, scheduled for Saturday, as speculation continues regarding whether Aubameyang played his last matches with the club.
“For this match, he will not be available to be selected, that is the situation at the moment,” Arteta told reporters.
“I sit here trying to make the right decisions on a daily basis,” he added. My only intention is to get the club to the best possible conditions and give the best possible performance and results on the field.
“It is very challenging because these decisions are difficult, but you have to do what you feel is right.
And the British News Agency reported that Aubameyang was stripped of the team badge and excluded from the last two matches in the English Premier League after the club took strict disciplinary measures against him, as it was reported that the Gabonese striker returned late from a trip abroad to visit his sick mother.
Alexandre Lacazette won the captain’s armband in Arsenal’s victory over West Ham on Wednesday evening, returning to the top spot in the standings.