The manager of Arsenal Football Club, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be available for selection for the game against Leeds United.
Arteta, who was speaking at a press conference ahead of the game, said the former captain will not be part of the selection. Sky Sports News confirmed the news on its website on Friday, December 17th, 2021. According to the reports, Arteta said he is making the right decision for the club.
You have some brilliant moments, and some moments when you have to make decisions. I am sitting here to try to make the right decisions every day. My only intention is that to get the club in the best possible condition, to defend our players and get the best possible results on the pitch that we can. It has been challenging because those decisions are tough and not pleasant, but you have to do what you feel is right.
Aubameyang was earlier in the week stripped off the captain's armband because of a lack of discipline ahead of the game against Southampton in the league on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.
The game against Leeds United will mean the Gabonese have missed three consecutive games for the Gunners which includes, Southampton, West Ham, and Leeds United.