A former Arsenal midfielder, Ray Parlour, has stated he agrees with the membership’s supervisor Mikel Arteta’s choice to drop captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the Gunners’ squad that defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 within the Premier League derby on Sunday.
Arteta had confirmed that he dropped Aubameyang from Arsenal’s squad because of a ‘disciplinary concern’.
Reacting, Parlour backed Arteta’s choice to omit the Gabonese striker from the encounter, including that no person is greater than the crew.
“I completely agree with Mikel Arteta, no person is greater than the crew,” Parlour instructed talkSPORT.
“I do know Aubameyang is an important participant, captain as properly, you’ve got to guide by instance, however there’s no excuse for being late, is there?
“I ought to think about they might have been in a lodge. Whether or not it’s for coaching, I don’t know. Whether or not it’s the day earlier than for coaching or the day of the sport, I’m not too certain about the entire story.
“I feel Mikel Arteta did a very good interview after the sport: “Look, it’s handled, I’ve had phrases with him, and now he’s prepared for choice for Olympiakos on Thursday. Matter’s closed”.
“And that’s what you’ve obtained to do. It stays within the dressing room. Why ought to Arteta come out and begin opening a can of worms and saying, “He was late for this, doing this and doing that”, the general public doesn’t must know that.
“The matter has been handled, and now everybody shall be slightly bit scared and saying, “We are able to’t be late now!”, as a result of if he will get away with it after which another person is late, they usually get dropped, then there’s an issue within the dressing room.”