Arsenal and England defender, Ben White has admitted the Gunners squad miss captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has been dropped from the squad due to disciplinary issues.
Aubameyang hasn’t played since the 2-1 defeat to Everton at the start of December, having been stripped of the captaincy following the disciplinary breach.
It leaves the Gunners without their normal skipper on the pitch. Alexandre Lacazette has taken the role in recent weeks, though his contract ends at the end of the season and the club will need to appoint another captain if Aubameyang is not brought back into the fold.
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Arsenal have performed well in the Gabon international’s absence, winning their last four games in all competitions. They’re currently fourth in the Premier League as the race for the last Champions League qualification spot hots up.
When asked if Aubameyang’s absence has been a hindrance, White told talkSPORT: “It hasn’t really looked it on the scoresheet. We’ve been playing well.
“Obviously it’s disappointing for Aubameyang 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.”