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OPINION: Why Aubameyang Should Be Stripped Of Arsenal Captaincy

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of Arsenal's squad for their Premier League match against Southampton due to a disciplinary infraction, and his future at the club has been called into question.

After being excluded from the matchday squad for the first time, Aubameyang has been excluded for the second time due to disciplinary reasons.

Due to traffic congestion and arriving late for the North London derby last season, Aubameyang was benched for the match against Arsenal.

The armband was taken away from Granit Xhaka in November of this year following an unpleasant confrontation with fans at the Emirates Stadium. It wasn't long before Aubameyang was elevated to the position of captain, but even if you overlook his lack of discipline, you might argue that it was an error in judgment.

Whether Aubameyang had any guarantees concerning the captaincy when he signed his new deal last summer is unclear, but removing him from the position now appears unfathomable. The likes of Kierney, Tierney, and even Granit Xhaka are among the players in the group who may be characterized as natural leaders.

Making Aubameyang the club's highest-paid player and working relentlessly behind the scenes to convince him to stay would surely harm his relationship with the club and Arteta, so appointing a new captain would be disastrous.

Because of a lack of discipline, fan concerns about his suitability for the position have risen to the surface. These concerns were already bubbling beneath the surface. Xhaka's failed experiment resulted in a second time in which the armband was awarded to a player who was considered to be the club's top performer, but not necessarily the best man for the job, following his dismissal.

The position was supposedly offered to Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, and Thierry Henry during Arsene Wenger's tenure in order to keep them at the club, despite the fact that there were others who were more fit for the position.

In addition to setting the tone on the field, being a captain means setting the tone in the dressing room, and given that Aubameyang has fallen short of expectations on numerous occasions this season, there is cause for concern.

Arteta displayed courage by announcing his captain in front of the entire team, delivering a message to the rest of the team. To completely strip him of his honor, on the other hand, requires a braver individual. Due to the high regard in which Aubameyang is held by his peers, the repercussions of such an incident would very probably cause dissension behind the scenes.

He has proven to be a mistake made by Arteta's predecessor, but it is a mistake he will be unable to correct without sending shockwaves through the camp.

What do you think of Aubameyang being Arsenal's captain with everything that has transpired so far?

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