Arsenal captain Aubameyang was left angry and frustrated after his boss, Mikel, opted not to play him after the player arrived late. Arteta was aware of the consequences at stake by not playing his main goalscorer. The repercussions that could arise if Arsenal had lost the game is what Arteta knew, but took a hard-line position to stick by his decision.
But it is known that this is not the first incident where Aubameyang has had issues with his manager due to his poor timekeeping behavior. On his appointment as Arsenal boss, Arteta was very categorical on what he expected from his players.
Assessing the whole situation, it is clear that the Spaniard has been true to his word. Ozil is a good example of a player who was bombed out of the club due to his poor attitude and lack of commitment around training.
Matteo Guendozi was also shown the door after Brighton’s incident when he grabbed Neal Maupey by the throat and refused to back down after he was called.
During his time as an Arsenal player, Arsene Wenger was a bit tolerant and allowed certain stars to pretty do what they preferred to do. The result for this was resentment among young Arsenal players who believed each player was subject to a different rule.
These experiences made him the person he is today. He is a coach that makes no exceptions to any player who breaks his strict set code of conduct.
Aubameyang was the first player to leave immediately final whistle was blown. Reports suggest that the Gabon international will not be stripped of the captaincy. The boss always advocates for “non-negotiables” which he tries as much as possible to apply to every player.