This is why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been benched at Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang benched at Arsenal

Unai Emery has left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Arsenal’s bench for the club’s last two matches.

Things worked out OK in a 2-0 home win against Newcastle. Aubameyang was introduced on the hour mark, and he went on to set up Alex Iwobi for the second goal of the game.

Against Everton, things didn’t pan out as well. Arsenal lost 1-0 at Goodison Park in a poor performance that saw them drop out the top four.

Aubameyang came on at the break but he had little impact on proceedings.

Why Aubameyang has been left out

Unai Emery has revealed why Aubameyang has been left on Arsenal’s bench in recent matches.

Many had assumed it was a tactical choice. That Emery is happier starting Alexandre Lacazette right now over Aubameyang.

But apparently that’s not the case as Aubameyang has reportedly been ill. The Arsenal boss revealed:

He had a small problem and he has been taking antibiotics because he is sick. That is the reason he didn’t start the last two matches.

But if Aubameyang was that sick, why wasn’t he left out of the squad entirely?

A record of Aubameyang being sick

Arsenal vs Napoli

Arsenal are in Europa League action on Thursday night at the Emirates Stadium when they take on Napoli.

Tonight’s match is the first leg of the quarterfinal tie.

If Arsenal do miss out on the top four, the Gunners can still claim a place in next season’s Champions League by winning this season’s Europa League.

Also see: Reiss Nelson confirms Arsenal career plans.

Arsenal vs Napoli betting tips: Europa League match preview & predictions.

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