Europa League: Mikel Arteta holds ‘constructive’ talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after dropping striker

Europa League: Mikel Arteta holds ‘constructive’ talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after dropping striker

Aubameyang was left on the bench after reportedly arriving late for a staff assembly earlier than Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham 2-1 on Sunday.

Europa League: Mikel Arteta holds 'positive' talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after dropping striker

File picture of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. AFP

London: Mikel Arteta has held “constructive” talks with Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after dropping him for a breach of membership self-discipline, however refused to ensure the Gabon ahead will get his place again in opposition to Olympiakos on Thursday.

Aubameyang was left on the bench after reportedly arriving late for a staff assembly earlier than Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham 2-1 on Sunday.

The 31-year-old left the Emirates Stadium as an alternative of becoming a member of his fellow substitutes for a warm-down session on the pitch after the match.

Gunners boss Arteta stated he needed to take a robust method with Aubameyang to maintain the membership’s long-term basis.

The Spaniard has cleared the air with Aubameyang however stopped wanting saying the striker could be recalled for the Europa League final 16 second leg in opposition to Olympiakos.

“We talked. Every part has been resolved in a extremely constructive method. So we transfer ahead,” Arteta informed reporters on Wednesday.

“All people has to clearly carry out on the highest degree to earn his place within the staff and there’s no exceptions there.

“We’ll attempt to put a extremely aggressive staff out to attempt to win the sport.”

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny praised Aubameyang for the qualities he brings to the membership each on and off the pitch.

“Auba is simply among the best gamers we have now,” Elneny stated.

“To me outdoors of the pitch he’s an incredible individual. Mikel has spoken about it and it has completed every part however as a team-mate he is likely one of the finest.

“Auba is our captain and he all the time helps us on and off the pitch and he’s an incredible individual as effectively.”

Arsenal lead 3-1 from the primary leg in opposition to Olympiakos as they bid to maneuver a step nearer to successful the Europa League, which might safe qualification for subsequent season’s Champions League.

“It’s a actually essential recreation for us, nothing has been determined. We all know it’ll be powerful and everybody needs to be prepared,” Arteta stated.

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