Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta has responded to latest feedback made by the membership’s former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a leaked video.
THE LOWDOWN: UNPLEASANT END
The Gunners paid a reported £56m for the Gabon striker in 2018 and his impression in his first few years in north London was first rate. His first two full seasons within the Premier League noticed him produce 22 targets in every, however his type for the Gunners dipped massively over the next two campaigns.
Despite his poor type, he was trusted by the supervisor and remained the skipper of the membership till he was stripped of the armband after a disciplinary breach. What adopted was an unplanned exit from the Emirates Stadium to Barcelona earlier this yr.
The circumstances surrounding his departure, the disciplinary breach and extra change into clear to a whole lot of Arsenal followers after watching the Amazon Prime All or Nothing documentary. However, a leaked video during the week has now reopened the dialog, the place Aubameyang hit out on the Arsenal supervisor.
THE LATEST: ARTETA’S RESPONSE
Arteta has taken time to reply to the feedback made by former Arsenal striker Aubameyang earlier within the week.
The 40-year-old responded by telling reporters on Wednesday: “People are free to discuss what they want… I have never been in a better dressing room… it’s an absolute pleasure to be in this group.”
Meanwhile, Aubameyang has since addressed the leaked clip, posting on Twitter final Monday: “Aware there is a video out that was recorded just after I arrived at Barca. At the time I still had a lot of bad feelings in me. Arsenal are doing great things this season and I wish all my old guys well, just not on November 6 [when Chelsea host Arsenal].”
THE VERDICT: FOCUS IS NEEDED
Issues like this might derail the momentum and focus that Arsenal have loved in the middle of the season to this point.
Besides, Aubameyang is not on the Emirates, and all the pieces that has occurred prior to now ought to stay there.