Ben White has admitted that all the players in the Arsenal squad are missing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. After Mikel Arteta discussed dropping Aubameyang and his coaching (football news), White confesses that Arsenal’s first-team players miss their captain.
Meanwhile, there are whispers in the football world that Ben White might himself become the next captain at Emirates Stadium.
And the Arsenal centre-back addressed these rumours that he could be in line to replace the striker as club captain.
White Confesses That Arsenal’s First-team Players Miss Their Captain
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not played for the Gunners since their 2-1 defeat to Everton on December 6 in Premier League.
In effect, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has exiled the 32-year-old from his plans due to a disciplinary breach.
The Arsenal boss also relieved Aubameyang of his captaincy duties, leading to question marks over his future at Emirates Stadium.
At the same time, though, the north London outfit have embarked on a four-match winning streak in Aubameyang’s absence. In fact, they rose to fourth in the Premier League standings in the process.
But, on the other hand, White claims the atmosphere in the dressing room hasn’t been the same without the forward.
He said, when talkSPORT asked if his situation has been a distraction: “It hasn’t really looked it on the scoresheet. We’ve been playing well.
“Obviously it’s disappointing for Auba but we’ve all got our heads down and we’re working hard.
“He’s a really nice guy, we all miss him, but it is what it is.”