Tim Sherwood labels Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a ‘DISGRACE’ after Mikel Arteta was forced to drop him for their win against Southampton due to a disciplinary breach…. as former Tottenham boss slams the forward for ‘throwing his toys out the pram’
- Tim Sherwood has labelled Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a ‘disgrace’
- The Gunners captain was left out of their win over Southampton on Saturday
- Mikel Arteta confirmed that there had been a disciplinary breach from the player
- The forward hasn’t scored since October, with only four goals in 14 this term
Tim Sherwood has labelled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a ‘disgrace’ after he was forced to sit out of Arsenal’s clash with Southampton due to another disciplinary issue.
The Gunners captain was dropped to the bench for Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Everton and had hoped to return to Mikel Arteta’s squad for their fixture against the Saints on Saturday.
However, the 32-year-old was left out of the squad after he reportedly missed training with the squad at their London Colney HQ on Friday.
Tim Sherwood has labelled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a ‘disgrace’ after he was forced to sit out of Arsenal’s clash with Southampton due to another disciplinary issue
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Southampton, Arteta said ‘Unfortunately (Aubameyang isn’t playing) due to a disciplinary breach.
‘I think we’ve been very consistent, there are some non-negotiables on the team that we have set ourselves and as a club and he’s not involved. This certainly isn’t an easy situation, we don’t want our club captain to be in that situation.’
This is not the first time Arteta has dropped Aubameyang from the Arsenal squad for disciplinary reasons.
His exclusion has also led to backlash from fans and pundits across the country, with Sherwood being the latest star to express his disappointment in Aubameyang.
His exclusion has also led to backlash from fans and pundits across the country, with Sherwood being the latest star to express his disappointment in Aubameyang
It is believed he was left out of the squad after he reportedly missed training with the squad at their London Colney HQ on Friday
Speaking to Sky Sports, Sherwood said: ‘I think the manager is under huge pressure, but what he can’t suffer is players throwing the toys out the pram and thinking because I’m sitting on the bench at Everton I can do whatever I want and not curb with the rest of the players.
‘I think it’s an absolute disgrace.’
When asked whether it was a mistake to give him the captain’s armband in the first place, Sherwood added: ‘Great point, the armband is a man who leads by example, he pulls everyone into life and lead by example.
‘If he’s not a good talker then he has to lead by example. But he’s not showing an example off the pitch and on the pitch he isn’t either.’
Arteta refused to answer questions related to Aubameyang in the wake of their victory
Aubameyang has had a difficult season has so far yielded only four goals in 14 games. He was also dropped to the bench and used as a late substitute in their previous game against Everton on Monday.
Arteta refused to fully answer seven press questions related to Aubameyang in the wake of the demolition of Southampton, which was secured through goals by Alexandre Lacazette, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel.
When asked if Aubameyang would remain captain, Arteta said: ‘Let’s talk about the game, guys. I try to explain to you what it was and I did it frankly and I’m not going to say anything else.
‘I’m going to focus on the performance and what the team did on the pitch.’
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