Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is about to be fined by Arsenal for arriving late for the north London derby on Sunday as a picture emerged of the Gunners captain caught in site visitors.
The 31-year-old was dropped from the beginning XI because of a ‘disciplinary concern’ and watched from the bench as Arsenal got here from behind to beat their bitter north London rivals 2-1.
Watching from the Sky Sports activities studio, Freddie Ljungberg questioned if tardiness was a deciding issue.
“The one factor I can suppose is that perhaps he’s been late or one thing. He’s nonetheless on the bench so it could possibly’t be that unhealthy. In fact it upsets the gamers.
“It’s not good for Arsenal and it should be one thing large to go away him out.”
Explaining the choice after the victory, supervisor Mikel Arteta mentioned: “He was going to start out the sport. We had a disciplinary concern, we have now drawn the road and we transfer on.
“We’ve got a course of that we have now to respect for each recreation and that’s it.”
Aubameyang was equally eager to place the incident behind him and posted a brief assertion of his personal on Instagram.
“North London is pink and that’s it!” the striker wrote.
Nonetheless, it’s understood Aubameyang will obtain additional punishment along with being dropped for the derby.
In keeping with the Day by day Mail, the Gabon worldwide is about to be fined for arriving late as this wasn’t the primary time.
Arteta refused to substantiate the character of Aubameyang’s disciplinary concern, though a picture has emerged of the striker caught in north London site visitors round noon.
Arteta insisted there was no rift with Aubameyang after the incident and hinted his ‘unimaginable’ captain will retain the armband.
The Spaniard mentioned: “We’ve got a way of life collectively that we have now to respect one another and that’s it.
“However [Aubameyang] is an unimaginable man, he’s in all probability one of the vital gamers within the crew, he’s our captain.
“These items occur, we transfer ahead. Let’s benefit from the victory.’