Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta confirms Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not selected for Sunderland clash as exile goes on

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta confirms Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not selected for Sunderland clash as exile goes on

12/21/2021

ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's exile continues.

Arteta didn't select Aubameyang for the Gunners' 5-1 win over Sunderland in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at the Emirates.


The striker was stripped of the captain's armband last week following another disciplinary breach as he arrived back late from an authorised trip to France.

That posed as a problem as new UK rules mean travellers need to self-isolate on their return until they get the result of a PCR coronavirus test.

The Gabon international has since been omitted from the squad and will be training by himself until further notice.

Arteta said: "Just we continue on the same way as we decided.

"For tonight's game again he's not selected."

Aubameyang hit the ground running when he joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.

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The 32-year-old has registered a total of 92 goals and 21 assists in 163 matches across all competitions.

However, the centre-forward has struggled to deliver this season as he has only amassed a mere four goals in 14 Premier League appearances.

Arteta previously stated about the omission: "It was a disciplinary breach and that’s why he was out of the squad.

“I think we have been very consistent that we have certain non-negotiables in the team that we have set ourselves as a club."

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