Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will retain his role as captain despite the punishment he received last weekend. The Arsenal forward arrived late to the team’s concentration and was left without playing for a minute in the derby against Tottenham.
Mikel Arteta decided to penalize the attitude of his star player by leaving him on the bench throughout the match, but as the British press assures, the punishment will not go further.
There was speculation that ‘Auba’ might lose the captain’s armband after what happened, but in the end it will not be the case. The African, the highest paid of the ‘gunner’ squad, will maintain the captaincy and his duties as the bearer of the armband.
It remains to be seen whether Aubameyang returns to the title when Arsenal face Olympiacos this Thursday in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16 tie.