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Mikel Arteta defends himself from criticism after separating Pierre Aubameyang from Arsenal: “I only demand respect and commitment”

For several meetings, the technical director of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, does not summon Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, probably the best footballer of the squad of the ‘Gunners’. The Spanish strategist decided to remove the captaincy from the player and separate him after being absent one more day than allowed on an authorized trip to visit his mother in France.

However, that had not been the only act of indiscipline. For that reason, the Spanish coach decided to make this decision, which was criticized by some fans. Due to constant questioning, the strategist defended himself from people who brand him as “authoritarian”.

“I do not establish my authority by being a ruthless dictator. I only ask one thing: respect and commitment. At this level, if I don’t get it, I’ll pack my bags and go somewhere else, because that’s the least I can ask for “, noted for “The Daily Telegraph.”

In the same way, Arteta took the opportunity to send a hint to Aubameyang. “To be successful, you have to be passionate about something and want to represent a club of this size, with its history”he added, “This is the minimum standard that you must have. I will not ask anyone to put the ball in the squad every time I hit it, but I will ask them to do the right thing every day for this club. “, mentioned

As recalled, Aubameyang had inherited the captain’s armband in 2019, when he was removed from the Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka after his angry gestures against fans who whistled at him when he was substituted against Crystal Palace in a clash for the domestic championship.

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