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Europa League: Mikel Arteta holds “ optimistic ” discussions with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after abandoning the striker

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

File picture of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. AFP

London: Mikel Arteta had “optimistic” talks with Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after dropping him over the membership’s breach of self-discipline, however refused to ensure the Gabonese striker will return to his place in opposition to Olympiakos on Thursday .

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

The 31-year-old left Emirates Stadium as a substitute of becoming a member of his substitute colleagues for a post-match restoration session on the pitch.

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

The Spaniard cleared the air with Aubameyang however stopped earlier than saying the striker can be known as up for the final 16 Europa League second leg in opposition to Olympiacos.

“We mentioned. All the pieces was resolved in a extremely optimistic method. So we’re transferring ahead,” Arteta informed reporters on Wednesday.

“Everybody clearly has to carry out on the highest degree to earn their place within the group and there aren’t any exceptions there.

“We are going to attempt to create a extremely aggressive group to attempt to win the sport.”

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

“Auba is simply probably the greatest gamers we’ve,” stated Elneny.

“For me off the pitch he is a tremendous individual. Mikel spoke about it and he completed all of it, however as a teammate he is without doubt one of the greatest.

“Auba is our captain and he all the time helps us on and off the pitch and he is a tremendous individual too.”

Arsenal have been main 3-1 within the first leg in opposition to Olympiakos as they tried to maneuver nearer to Europa League victory which might safe qualification for the Champions League subsequent season.

“It is a actually necessary sport for us, nothing has been determined. We all know it is going to be troublesome and everybody needs to be prepared,” stated Arteta.

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